Sponsored by the Pebble Creek National Ski Patrol
Date: Friday, Feb 16
Location: Pebble Creek (Check In at the Office)
Ages: 10 & Up (Parental Permission Required)
Equipment Needed: Ski/Snowboard equipment including clothes for playing in the snow. Avalanche equipment will be provided but if people have their own it is always good to practice with what you will be using in the backcountry.
Cost: No Fee
This workshop is presented as a community service.
Backcountry skiing and boarding are known for interesting terrain, snow and solitude, but avalanche and other risks are also a part of backcountry touring.
This workshop will present an introduction to avalanche awareness. Topics will include an introduction to stability evaluation, route finding and avalanche rescue. The workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors in the base area of Pebble Creek Ski Area.
The purpose of this workshop is to acquaint young people with the risks involved in winter travel in the backcountry and to provide basic information. This workshop is not designed to “certify” anyone, or to suggest travel in out of bounds areas.
Parents, if your teen has ever mentioned the wonders of North Bowl or the Backside, then your teen may be venturing outside of the marked patrolled boundary. Please open a dialog and suggest they attend this workshop. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child.