AVALANCHE COURSE: LEVEL 1

Course Duration

Two Full Field Days (8-5 pm)

8 hours of self paced online learning with  one evening zoom session (6-8pm) prior to field days.

2022/2023 Course Dates

  • Dec 17-18, 2022
    Cooke City
  • Dec 19-20, 2022
    Cooke City
  • Dec 29-30, 2022
    Cooke City
  • Jan 7-8, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Jan 14-15, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Jan 21-22, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Jan 28-29, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Feb 4-5, 2022
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Feb 11-12, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky
  • Feb 18-19, 2023
    Bozeman / Big Sky

Course Itinerary:

8 hours of self-paced online classes

2-hour zoom call prior to field days

Two full field days: 8 am-5 pm

Cost

$595/person

Ratio

Maximum 6 : 1 ratio

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  • 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
MAG’s 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.  Our Level 1 Avalanche Course is for skiers and snowboarders looking to gain the skills and knowledge for safe backcountry travel.
LOCATIONS: 
Classroom sessions – Online Learning at your own location & pace with a 1-2 hour zoom review prior to your field days.
Field Courses – Mountain Ranges near Bozeman & Big Sky.  Cooke City Based programs field days will be in and around Cooke City.  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 you should be familiar with skiing a variety of snow conditions.

ITINERARY:

Two Full Field Days (8-5 pm)

8 hours of online learning with evening zoom session prior to field days

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