Course Descriptions

WL245 :  Avalanche Training: Level II

MHCC is an authorized provider of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level II Avalanche Training. This course uses the standards set forth by AIARE for Level II Avalanche Training. This course teaches properties of snow pack formation and metamorphism. Observation guidelines and recording standards for factors that influence and indicate snow pack stability are presented. Avalanche formation and release are discussed. A stability analysis and forecasting process is introduced. This course is designed for those who have an interest in expanding their knowledge and understanding of snow stability and snow stability factors. It is ideal for snow safety and guiding professionals, people interested in these and related careers and recreational practitioners who are looking for advanced knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive an AIARE Level II Technician certification.
Prerequisite: WL145 and PE185WBT.
Credit Hours: 2
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