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Avy 1 Classes

Postby Don Eberl » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:26 am

I am looking at taking an Avy 1 class through the Colorado Mountain School in RMNP. Has anyone taken a course through CMS that can provide some feedback or have any other recommendations as it relates to quality and or cost?

Appreciate any feedback.
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby George James » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:12 pm

I can't offer any feedback for the CMS courses (I'm sure they're great), but I can give you another option in our area to compare to that you might be interested in. Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions that you think I might be able to help out with.

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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:16 pm

My company uses CMS in RMNP for our required Avy training. We had some fairly specific needs for our group, and they tailored the information for us. I found it to be a fairly high quality course, as compared to the one I took in Alaska. I can't speak to cost, as I didn't have to pay.
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby mtnfiend » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:56 pm

Eldora ski patrol offers an excellent level 1 course at a competitive price.

If you're looking for similar content without the time or $$ commitment of a level 1, Friends of Berthoud Pass provides some excellent training.
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Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:48 pm

mtnfiend wrote:Eldora ski patrol offers an excellent level 1 course at a competitive price.

If you're looking for similar content without the time or $$ commitment of a level 1, Friends of Berthoud Pass provides some excellent training.


The free Friends of Berthoud Pass seminars start next week, with the snow days scheduled for Feb. 18-19. If anyone's going to the lecture at DU on Tuesday, I'll see you there.

http://berthoudpass.org/what-we-do/classes/
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby ChrisFol » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:05 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:
mtnfiend wrote:Eldora ski patrol offers an excellent level 1 course at a competitive price.

If you're looking for similar content without the time or $$ commitment of a level 1, Friends of Berthoud Pass provides some excellent training.


The free Friends of Berthoud Pass seminars start next week, with the snow days scheduled for Feb. 18-19. If anyone's going to the lecture at DU on Tuesday, I'll see you there.

http://berthoudpass.org/what-we-do/classes/


I plan to be there-- also pretty happy that DU is just right around the corner from my house :D
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:22 pm

ChrisFol wrote:I plan to be there-- also pretty happy that DU is just right around the corner from my house :D


:-k ...sometimes I think about moving to Denver...


Hey, anyone know of an avy 1 course in Colorado Springs? Or at least the lecture portion? Thx!
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby ChrisFol » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:28 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:
ChrisFol wrote:I plan to be there-- also pretty happy that DU is just right around the corner from my house :D


:-k ...sometimes I think about moving to Denver...


Hey, anyone know of an avy 1 course in Colorado Springs? Or at least the lecture portion? Thx!


How about the REI down in the Springs? There is one on December 15th.

http://www.rei.com/stores/68
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:35 pm

Chris, I'm thinking that's just an informative intro to avy, not the avy level 1 course.

Hey, just called them. Yeah, an intro to avy only. :(

Thanks for checking, though.
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby ChrisFol » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:38 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Chris, I'm thinking that's just an informative intro to avy, not the avy level 1 course.

Hey, just called them. Yeah, an intro to avy only. :(

Thanks for checking, though.


Are you looking for an actual AIARE Level 1 class? If so then Pikes Peak Alpine School offer one:

http://www.pikespeakalpineschool.com/
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby shaunster_co » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:54 pm

I did the Avy 1 through CMS last December with a few other 14ers members; (Mountainwoman, Javier, etc). I do not have enough good things to say about the course. I had done level one several years ago and decided to repeat it since all the fundamentals and equipment had changed over the years.

The instructors & venue, top notch. I'm sure there are others that are well done too - but I can vouch for CMS and plan to take the Avy 2 with them.
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Re: Avy 1 Classes

Postby JDgreen » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:36 pm

I took level one from CMS in February and would echo Shaunsters comments. They put on a well done comprehensive class with both classroom and in field training in beautiful RMNP.
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