PRIVATE REC2+ (Dec 9-11, 2022)

PRIVATE REC2+ (Dec 9-11, 2022)

Avalanche Science

Regular price $3,900.00 Sale

The Avalanche Science REC2+ course includes 3 field days, 4 hours of interactive classroom, and 8 hours of online material.

This is a private course. The maximum number of participants is six.

$650  per person for parties of six (6).

The REC2+ course includes a review of Level 1 and Rescue modules.


    Able to ski powder snow and familiar with ski touring (on skis or split-board).

    Ski tour 3 consecutive days for a cumulative total of 6-8,000 vertical feet.

    Pre-course material:

    2-hour online

    Course Format:

    3 days of fieldwork and backcountry ski touring at Mores Creek Summit, Idaho City.

    4-hour interactive classroom session with an instructor.

    8-hours online video and multimedia material.

    Learning Outcomes for REC2+ Course:

    1. Enhance REC1+ advanced training in avalanche companion rescue techniques with multiple victim scenarios and triage.
    2. Review REC1+ concepts:
      • Recognize avalanche terrain, develop a systematic method for avalanche risk assessment, and execute safe travel plans.
      • Science of snow crystals, metamorphism, and slab avalanche fracture mechanics.
      • Understand the impact of weather in the snowpack. Track precipitation, wind, and temperature critical thresholds driving stability.
      • Reliable identification of slab and weak layer structures in snow pits. Characterize snowpack structure reactivity with basic stability tests.
    3. Become proficient with AAA SWAG nomenclature, snow/weather/avalanche observation recording. Understand SWE.
    4. Generate snow pit hardness and temperature profiles. Relate season weather history with snowpack structure and layering.
    5. Target standard and non-standard stability tests for various avalanche problems.
    6. Competent in the application of avalanche release conceptual model and the integration of danger diagrams to asses risk in complex avalanche terrain during trip planning.

      The REC2+ is a comprehensive preparatory course for the next professional developmental step; the AAA PRO1.