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Citizens’ Snow Safety Clinics 2022


TBCA, in partnership with Yöstmark Backcountry Tours, is pleased to offer a series of Snow Safety Clinics at the TBCA Coal Creek Beacon Park west of Teton Pass. The clinics will be held on Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18. A contribution of $15 per clinic is requested. The clinics are NOT intended to replace a full avy training course, but will provide affordable/accessible opportunities for individuals to brush up on their beacon search skills and avalanche training. Courses will be capped at 20 participants maximum and online registration is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Please bring your own avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, shovel, etc.) for all courses. Lead instructor for the clinics will be Lynne Wolfe, long-time local guide, avalanche trainer, and editor of The Avalanche Review.

The clinic descriptions below provide details on the offerings:

Course 1: Introduction to Avalanche Rescue Date/Time: Tuesday, January 4, at 3-5pm Location: Coal Creek Beacon Park – Coal Creek Trailhead along WY-22 Description: This course material will consist of the rescue portion of the Level I Avalanche Training. This course focuses on topics such as:

  • Understand and demonstrate priorities & actions to take if involved an avalanche (as a victim responder)

  • Demonstrate effective application of search techniques by leading or participating in companion rescue of one burial within specified times and search areas.

  • Understand and demonstrate methods and strategies used in locating burials without beacons.

  • Describe likely medical issues to anticipate once buried victims are excavated.

Click here to Register for Course 1 *No previous avalanche training is required for this course.

Course 2: Multiple burials and Search Strategies Date/Time: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 3-5pm Location: Coal Creek Beacon Park – Coal Creek Trailhead along WY-22 Description: This course material will include topics such as varied victims and multiple burial search strategy. The Coal Creek Beacon Park allows for up to five beacon signal transmissions, which will provide an opportunity to practice searching in a complex situation.

Click here to Register for Course 2 *Previous avalanche training is recommended for this course (or attendance at Course 1).

Course 3: Managing a Rescue Date/Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 3-5pm Location: Coal Creek Beacon Park – Coal Creek Trailhead along WY-22 Description: How to run a complex rescue.

Click here to Register for Course 3 *Previous avalanche training is recommended for this course (or attendance at Course 1 & 2).

Details:

  • Courses will be capped at 20 people maximum.

  • A contact phone number and email address are required for registration.

  • A contribution of $15 per clinic is requested

  • Personal equipment (beacon, shovel and probe) is required for all three courses. A full list of required gear will be sent out to those registered prior to the course date.

The Coal Creek parking lot can be congested. We highly recommend that individuals find ways to carpool from either Wilson or Victor. Stay tuned for information about other possible training sessions.


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