Backcountry Adventure Awaits

Backcountry Avalanche Avoidance

A 4 day course designed for those who travel deep into the backcountry

This 4 day course is designed for individuals who spend time traveling in an alpine environment outside of ski area boundaries and focuses on applying the skills of personal preparation and route planning, decision making, and rescue skills. The course focuses on avalanche terrain identification and safe travel techniques. It also dedicates time to learning the technical skills required for own party rescue.

It will suit those who have a basic understanding of the avalanche phenomena and those who have spent some time traveling in uncontrolled terrain outside of the ski area boundaries as part of a skiing or snowboarding trip.

This is the next step on the avalanche educational pathway after taking the 2-day Avalanche Awareness Course.

The course is taught in uncontrolled terrain (outside of a ski area boundary) and each student will require a good level of fitness to be able to hike in the backcountry over multiple days.

PRICING:
¥55,000 pp

Includes avalanche safety pack with beacon, shovel and probe and free Weston Splitboard demo.

DATES:

  • Niseko
    Dec 10-13, Jan 3-6, Mar 2-5
  • Furano
    Jan 9-12, March 9-12

Backcountry Avalanche Avoidance

This 4 day course is designed for individuals who spend time travelling in an alpine environment, outside of ski area boundaries and focuses on applying the skills of personal preparation, route decision making and rescue skills.

4 DAY COURSE details

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Our experienced instructors bring a wealth of knowledge to each course ensuring you will leave with a balance of confidence and respect when entering the backcountry.

RONAN MAGUIRE

Starting his career in ski patrolling with over 10 seasons at Mt Hutt in New Zealand as well several in America , Canada and now 3 seasons with Whiteroom in Japan, Ronan is an accredited avalanche forecaster and trainer. He oversees our guiding operations and manages our avalanche forecasting network and education programs in both Japan and Australia.

Ross Mcswiney

Ross has over 24 years experience as a Thredbo Ski Patroller, National Ski Patrol trainer and examiner plus skied 17 years in Hokkaido, 10 as a ski guide. He holds his NZ Avalanche Stage 1 Professional, Remote/Advanced Resus/Occupational First Aid and is also an Avalanche Awareness and First Aid Trainer.

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