This came up in another thread so I think it's time for a 2011/2012 season BUMP....
Friends of Berthoud Pass has recently announced it's calendar of free avalanche awareness courses (see below). They're a great refresher or intro. The presentation will also be a little different this year because we've got a new lead instructor, Justin Peacock. Although Bobski tried to convince us over the last few years that quality of snow was better than quantity, he didn't drink enough of his own Kool-Aid and has moved to Utah.
We'll also be hosting or attending a bunch of ski flicks and other events this season. The full calendar is available on our website http://berthoudpass.org/
. Think snow and be safe!
2011 – 2012 Avalanche Awareness Classes
We proudly continue our free avalanche awareness classes for the 2011-2012 season.
In an informal classroom setting we provide backcountry travelers with an overview of avalanche awareness, avoidance, forecasting and rescue.
Topics such as route selection, hazard minimization, best practices, preparedness and terrain analysis are covered in a 3-hour presentation.
The class begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public and FREE of charge. No registration is required. Donations are gratefully accepted and benefit our grassroots avalanche education program.
Oct 25 – Lindsey Auditorium, Sturm Hall, University of Denver
Nov 3 – Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave, Golden
Nov 15 – The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver
Nov 29 – Humanities Room 1B50, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dec 8 – Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave, Golden
Dec 12 – The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver
Dec 13 – The Pub, US Hwy 40, Winter Park
Jan 10 – The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver
Jan 17 – East Grand Fire Station, US Hwy 40, Winter Park
Jan 19 – Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave, Golden
Feb 18,19 – On-Snow, Berthoud Pass
New for the 2011-2012 season:
Dec 17, 18 – Resort Course, Mary Jane ski area
Mar 10, 11 – Resort Course, Mary Jane ski area