A NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) accredited course
Recognized by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council, this Backcountry Avalanche Course is designed to deliver quality avalanche education for a minimum price.
The course is designed for people who want to ski tour & snowboard outside patrolled ski area boundaries. The focus is on preparation for a ski touring or backcountry snowboarding trip, decision making and rescue skills. While the goal is to not be caught in an avalanche, time will be spent learning small party self rescue.
It will help to have some basic knowledge of backcountry skiing conditions and travel (see Avalanche Awareness Course). Previous experience in backcountry travel is recommended.
The course will be taught using a variety of local backcountry access points such as local ski areas.