Watch CMC Leadville’s social media feeds, November 27 – December 1, for info and updates from the Avalanche Science on-campus session.
The first year of the new Avalanche Science program is underway. This snow safety program is the first of its kind in the nation, developed in partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The second, intensive on-campus session is November 27 – December 5, at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. Fourteen Avalanche Science students will spend 8 days covering hands-on material and participating in avalanche and rescue training exercises.
The November/ December session will cover live modules on weather station observations, avalanche rescue workshops, snowmobile clinics, medical/ rescue scenarios and more. In addition to hands-on field work, there will also be ample classroom time and opportunities for students to connect with industry experts.
The Avalanche Science hybrid curriculum allows for flexible scheduling, with the majority of coursework completed via live web meetings and independently online. Students are required to attend three intensive on-site sessions, throughout their first year. Though most students are local or traveling from within Colorado, one student will be making the trip from Seattle.
Graduates of the two-year program receive a Snow, Weather, and Avalanche Field Technician certificate, providing the skills needed to succeed in the snow safety industry.
From November 27 – December 1, Colorado Mountain College Leadville will share information about the Avalanche Science program and updates from the second live, on-campus session on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.