• Backcountry Skiing, Bozeman, Big sky, ski guides, backcountry ski guides,Montana Alpine Guides
  • I completed your Level 1 Avalanche Course and it was a great; incredibly informative, awesome instructor, and super useful hands-on education. It significantly increased my confidence in my ability to ski safely in the backcountry.

    Matthew Thompson

    Backcountry Skiing, dawn patrol, sunrise skiing, avalanche education, Bozeman, big sky, Montana, Montana Alpine Guides

I completed your Level 1 Avalanche Course and it was a great; incredibly informative, awesome instructor, and super useful hands-on education. It significantly increased my confidence in my ability to ski safely in the backcountry. -Matthew Thompson

MAG’s Level 1 Avalanche Course is for skiers and snowboarders looking to gain the skills and knowledge for safe backcountry travel. Our Level 1 Avalanche Course follows national guidelines set by the American Avalanche Association (AAA); including our instructors’ credentials, material covered, duration, and classroom/field components. Our Level 1 Course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to confidently pursue backcountry ski terrain. After completion of our L1 Course, you will receive a card from MAG that lists your name, dates of course, & instructors’ names.  As a AAA recognized educator, your completion of our L1 course will be accepted by other avalanche educators if you wish to pursue your avalanche education to the Level 2, Pro 1, or Pro 2 levels.
LOCATIONS: 
Classroom sessions –  downtown Bozeman, MT
Field Courses – Gallatin Range, including locations near Bozeman & Big Sky.  If possible we select two separate geographic locations to provide students with a much more comprehensive environmental classroom than visiting the same general location each day.  NOTE: Exact locations for field sessions are subject to change.

Experience: You do not need to be an advanced skier but should be familiar with skiing a variety of snow conditions.

4-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 & 2 (Thursday & Friday, 6-9 pm)

Day 3 &  4 (Saturday & Sunday, ~8-5 pm),

3-DAY ITINERARY:

DAY 1-

8:30-12:30 Classroom Session- Bozeman, MT

1:30-5:30 Field Session- Gallatin Range
DAY 2-

7:30-12:30 Field Session- Gallatin Range

1:30-5:30 Classroom Session- Bozeman, MT

DAY 3- 

7:00 am – 6:00pm – Full Day Field Session –

Meet at MAG, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718

(Drive to Yellowstone NP or Hyalite Canyon)

NOTE: Drive times loosely factored in.

All courses have been filled – please join waitlist.

Course Duration

4 day course

Cost

$495/person

Ratio

Maximum 6 : 1 ratio

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