Avalanche Rescue Tune Up

Avalanche Rescue Tune Up

Cost: $25/person

Length: 1.5 hr

Ratio: Max Guide to Guest Ratio 1:4

Instructor: ACMG Ski Guide

Locations: Whistler Blackcomb & 

Whistler Olympic Park snow pack depending

When: Every Sunday in December

Evenings, Mid season - W.O.P as per snowpack


this is a simple skill that needs to be practiced

Wether you're an experienced backcountry user or new to the backcountry this is a fairly simple skill that needs to be practiced and dialed. When it comes to responding to an avalanche incident you want to be highly efficient and almost automatic. An avalanche incident may well be one of the most stressful moments experienced in a lifetime and you don’t want the stress response to slow or overcome your capacities. This mini course is designed so that you can easily and inexpensively practice the skills in a realistic scenario. I welcome you to come and practice, and learn about the latest avalanche rescue response techniques.

Cost: $25/person

Length: 1.5 hr

Ratio: Max Guide to Guest Ratio 1:4

Instructor: ACMG Ski Guide

Locations: Whistler Blackcomb & 

Whistler Olympic Park snow pack depending

When: Every Sunday in December

Evenings, Mid season - W.O.P as per snowpack


How old is your transceiver?

Modern three-antenna transceivers and their faster microprocessors are extremely fast and accurate at pinpointing the location of the buried transceiver. We invite you to try one of these...

The details.

Your guides will set up several avalanche scenarios, including single and multiple burials at depths that are realistic. You will have the chance to practice and fine tune your transceiver search, probing and group digging technique in these scenarios. Each transceiver will be buried with a 30cm x 30cm target, and the transceivers will be buried deep enough for you to experience a moderate depth recovery. We will also discuss many other pertinent issues associated with avalanche rescue, including: management of groups resources, burial triage, burial victim care, and recent avalanche statistics. We will also discuss actions to take if you are caught in an avalanche yourself.


Is this for you?

This is for all avalanche rescue response skill levels. It's about getting the rescue tools in your hands and practicing. The multiple realistic scenarios are set up so that both beginners can learn effectively and experts can test themselves more difficult scenarios. It's important to practice and be familiar with your own equipment. If you have an older transceiver, we invite you to try one of the new generation transceivers. We want to set you up for success in any future avalanche situation.



FAQ.

What’s included?

1.5 hrs rescue practice

Certified ACMG Ski Guide 

1:4 guide to guest ratio

What’s not included

Avalanche rescue equipment unless arranged with us.



What can I expect?

Expect to be outside in the cold for 1.5hrs - parts of it will be active and physical, but there will also be group discussions. Bring layers so that you are warm for less active elements. Please also bring your own avalanche rescue equipment, or contact us if you don't have access to your own. Bring snow boots if you are at one of our later Whistler Olympic Park sessions. 


AvalanchE Rescue Equipment list

Hardware

  • Avalanche probe - minimum size 240cm 
  • Snow Shovel - no plastic shovels - Lightweight aluminium
  • Modern Avalanche Transceiver

+ Warm Jacket

+ Snow boots if at Whistler Olympic Park

Do I need to sign a waiver?

All participants must read, understand, and sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. Those under the age of 19 years must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their waiver. Medical conditions that may affect your or other participants’ safety must be declared during the reservation process. The participation of any person in any program at any time is always subject to the discretion of OneLife Adventures and its guides. Please click on the waiver button below to read. An electronic wavier will be sent to you once your booking is complete.

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