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Companion Rescue Presented by Utah Avalanche Center

Sat Feb 9 2019

This class will teach you the basics of rescuing a buried avalanche victim using your rescue gear and your wits. The Utah Avalanche Center will teach and practice scene management, how to use your beacon, probe, and shovel by yourself and as a team, and what to do once a buried partner is uncovered.

Hands-on practice is key. The UAC will go into the snow and split everyone into groups, taking turns finding and extricating a buried victim.

You must have a beacon, shovel, probe, and headlamp. The UAC has a limited amount of loaner beacons, probes, and shovels. You should dress and bring the pack and contents you would normally have when you head into the backcountry. 

The class will be moving around on foot in the snow - you do not need to bring your skis, snowmobile, snowboard or snowshoes.

This class is for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, snowshoers - anyone who goes into the backcountry in the winter.

Everyone will be meeting at Snowbasin. We will be indoors for a while before heading outside.

The course will run from 12:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Cost is $65. 

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