09-18-2008, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Friends of Berthoud Pass Avalanche Awareness Clinics
Friends of Berthoud Pass is doing their low cost avalanche awareness courses again. There are refresher clinics and then an on snow portion where groups go out in the field and see what it's all about. The clinics are free and you must attend to qualify for the on snow portion. On snow costs something like $30 which is a bargain considering a Level I course will set you back $100-$200. Here is the release.
Originally Posted by Friends of Berthoud Pass
Powderwhore Productions Telemark Ski Movie Showing in Denver!
FOBP is proud to continue our low cost, high quality Avalanche Awareness Courses for the '08-09 Season. We are pleased to welcome Bob Tomsky, aka 'Bobski', formerly the Berthoud Pass Ski Patrol Avalanche Training Director, who will provide backcountry travelers with an overview of avalanche awareness, avoidance, rescue and forecasting methods and skills. Topics such as route selection, hazard minimization, best practices, preparedness and terrain analhysis will be covered in a 2 1/2 hour classroom presentation. Full Day On-Snow sessions at Berthoud Pass will be conducted in January 2009 for FOBP members.
- Wed. Oct. 8 in Winter Park at The Pub
- Wed. Oct. 15 in Boulder, location tba
- Wed. Oct. 22 in Denver, The Oriental Theater
- Wed. Oct. 29 in Ft. Collins, location tba
- Wed. Nov. 12 in Boulder, location tba
- Wed. Nov. 19 in Denver, location tba
- Wed. Dec. 10 in Winter Park at The Pub
All sessions are free of charge and open to the public, however donations are greatly appreciated. Please be on time, we start promptly at 7:00pm and run until approximately 9:30pm. For parking information, course specifics or other questions, please let us know by using the Contact Us form.
Join FOBP and Powderwhore for the Denver showing. Come see some of the best telemark skiers take on terrain throughout North America with drink specials, raffle, and giveaways. Procees from raffle go towards FOBP Avalanche Awareness Courses!
Attend the clinics and get some avy savy!