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And another reminder that the free class tonight is at the Bentgate in Golden.
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Most here have heard about Jamie Pierre dying in an avalanche this past weekend. The Utah snow pack is pretty crappy. The Colorado snow pack is worse. There is a another free basic avalanche awareness class tomorrow night at the Oriental Theater in Denver. I'll be there. I highly recommend members who can find the time to show up and check it out. Worth your while even if you never go out into the backcountry.
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How many Denver folks are attending tomorrow's avy class at the Oriental Theatre? Just throwing this out there as a feeler, but anyone from the forum interested in meet up for a beer or whatever beforehand? Think it would be cool to get a group of us from the forum together and meet some of the people we have been interacting with online for some time now. Either way, I'm really looking forward attending the class and learning something new. See you there.
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We should definitely meet up for some food and beer before the class. I'm down.
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There is another free class tomorrow night at CU Boulder, Humanities Room 1B50. 7pm.

Also, we have released the info on our resort based course out of Winterpark. There is a cost to this one, but you won't be required to hike, or even have avy gear if you don't have it. It will cover basics for resort based sidecountry skiing and should be a great introduction for those who want to decide if backcountry riding is something they want to do or not.

You can check it out here.
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There is another free class tomorrow night at CU Boulder, Humanities Room 1B50. 7pm.

Also, we have released the info on our resort based course out of Winterpark. There is a cost to this one, but you won't be required to hike, or even have avy gear if you don't have it. It will cover basics for resort based sidecountry skiing and should be a great introduction for those who want to decide if backcountry riding is something they want to do or not.

You can check it out here.

Kill - whats the difference between the Winterpark course and the actual Berthoud course? Obviously one is based on a resort, but is the Berthoud course a little more advanced?

Require your own gear?
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For the on snow course, you need to have basic avy gear. Beacon, shovel, probe, plus a way to carry it. You will also need to have some method of travel, snowshoes, or splitboard. Other than trying to boot pack it.

The Berthoud course is going to be a bit more advanced as we go over using your beacon and practice searching with it. In addition to covering terrain selection, some pit tests and analysis.

The resort course should cover most of this, but since you don't have to have avy gear for it, and the fact that it's geared towards the sidecountry slider, it's not going to as in depth. It will probably mostly stress terrain selection, travel protocols, and some pit work. To be honest it's new and I am not 100% sure what our instructors are planning on covering. So the only gear you would need to bring to this one is your typical riding gear you use at the resort everyday. Though I would recommend bring a full avy gear kit. I am sure some time will be set aside on how to use that gear making it worth your while.
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Another class tonight at the Bentgate at 7:30 not 7 this time. Rumor has it if you show up at 7 there might be beer there though...
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You gonna be there tonight bro? I'm trying to see if I can get a couple of friends to come. I don't really have time right now, but if I can get them to go, I'll come.

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