Yeah, FOBP is definitely the best free course you're gonna find. I went to one at REI and it was basically just a 45 minute infomercial for Colorado Mountain School. The only possible good it did was potentially scare some idiots from dropping in at Loveland Pass. Which I guess shouldn't be discounted. No real info shared though.
I was considering checking out some of those "courses" at REI-Denver, do you not think they're worth it?
There is a second session called "Avy Awareness - Beyond the Basics" or something like that, with CAIC running the show.
Is that one any good or should I just avoid those and go to the Friends of Berthoud ones?