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Avalanche Safety and Rescue Introduction - 02/23/2019

Richard Hartman

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Avalanche Safety and Rescue Introduction - 02/23/2019

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The potential for snow avalanches exists wherever snow lies upon steep slopes. Avalanche safety is not only a winter issue, and it's not only an issue in " big mountain" areas. Avalanche problems are widespread in geography and degree of hazard. To meet the varying challenges represented by this avalanche danger, the NSP has established several avalanche training courses. The NSP's avalanche courses fulfill all of the requirements of the Level I and Level II curricula adopted by the American Avalanche Association with one exception; the NSP courses include topics related to organized rescue. Please note that actual avalanche control work and rescue operations are under the direction and control of ski area management or other authorized agencies.


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You will need to register twice for this course.
After registering and paying for your ticket,
please return here and click NSP button below

The NSP course # is E034190001


Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue

This course introduces fundamental principles of avalanche hazard, safety and rescue. It is designed for interested ski patrollers, members of mountain search and rescue groups, and others who operate/recreate in areas that lack appreciable avalanche terrain. It qualifies as an NSP senior patroller elective, but it does not meet Level 1 avalanche course standards and does not qualify as a prerequisite for enrollment in Level 2 avalanche courses.

The organized rescue portion of this course may be suitable for presentation to non-patrol resort personnel who may become involved in a support capacity in avalanche rescue scenarios. It is also suitable for personnel of agencies who may have jurisdictional involvement in an avalanche rescue, but who would not physically work in the field. Optional field exercises are available.

Prerequisite: Register on the NSP WEB SITE - Pending

Time commitment: Minimum of eight hours classroom instruction

Fees: Determined locally

Credentials: NSP Certificate of Achievement

Continuing Education/Refresher Requirement: None

Instructor of record: NSP-certified Level 1 or Level 2 Avalanche Instructor

Required texts: None

Optional references: Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches, by Jill Fredston


Course Fee: $35.00





After your registration is received, the Instructor will contact you about study materials and equipment requirements for this class.




·         Read “Snow Sense” by Fredston and Fesler. This can be purchased from the NSP site.

·         Read “New York Times article “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”. The link to the story is

·         Complete the Canadian Avalanche Centre On-Line Avalanche Course. The link is This site contains most of the information we will be covering in the course

·         OPTIONAL: Read the daily Utah Avalanche Center post to gain an understanding of what is going on with the snow pack in Utah. The link is


 Please contact Instructor:  Bob Vocke  240-418-1644

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Blue Mt - E102
647 Blue Mt Drive
Palmerton, PA 18071

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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