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Avalanche Training - Aspen Grove 12/16/23



Itinerary:

1:00 pm - Carpooling

2:00 pm - Meet at bathrooms on west side of parking lot

2:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Clinic

5:30 pm - Home


Activity: This is a hands-on clinic for all Assistant Guides wishing to assist in winter activities for 2024: Snowshoeing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing or Downhill Skiing.


Directions: Aspen Grove parking lot, American Fork Cyn, Provo



Cost: $10.00 (to cover avalanche gear: beacons/shovels/probes @UVU Outdoor Adventure Center) AND $6.00 day pass or free with National Parks Pass


Avalanche Clinic: Discuss avalanche safety and awareness and KBYG video; Discuss snow pack; Learn about slope and hazardous terrain; Dig snow pits; Play with avalanche beacons; Practice search and rescue techniques with beacons, probes and shovels.


Gear: WATERPROOF boots or non-waterproof boots/shoes, gaiters (optional - can rent), (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular backpack, 1 Liters water, 2-3 snacks. We will provide beacons, shovels, and probes.


Rentals: Avalanche Gear (beacon, shovel, probe) $10 UVU Adventure Center, $30 U of U Outdoor Adventures. Venmo @mtmamas $10 for avalanche gear. We’ve already rented it for you.


Notes: We use the following apps…


Trailforks for Android & iOS:


Avalanche Forecast for Android:


Avalanche Forecast for iOS:





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