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December 2015

$300.00

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course–Indoor Sessions

December 2, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - December 3, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

The ski club is sponsoring introductory level avalanche education through the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education. If you are interested, contact Susan Russo, instruction chair, as soon as possible. The classroom sessions will be held locally and the outdoor component will be held in either Ski Santa Fe or Taos Ski Valley. The course requires 24 hours of instruction and students must attend all sessions.  Class will meet two weekday evenings from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Dec. 2 & 3, and all day Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6. There will be no class on Friday, Dec. 4. The trip listing on the calendar was broken into two listings so it would not appear there was class on Friday. This class will be a full AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety class, with 24 hours of instruction taught by Marc Beverly, owner and instructor with Beverly Mountain Guides.  Cost will be $300 /person (a discount of $50 from the normal price), less ski club scholarship. One hotel night in Taos, Taos Ski Valley if the course is held at Taos. A deposit of $75 is required by October 15, 2015. Each student will need a transciever (beacon), avalanche probe, and shove with a handle. If you don’t own these, you can borrow one from friends or the instructor. The curriculum for the course is the curriculum developed by the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) Level 1 Avalanche Education. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class. This class is a prerequisite for any of the more advanced AIARE Avalanche Safety classes. For more information, see AIARE Safety Classes For more information, contact Susan Russo, Instruction Chair PO Box 341

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$300.00

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course-Outdoor Sessions

December 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - December 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The ski club is sponsoring introductory level avalanche education through the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education. If you are interested, contact Susan Russo, instruction chair, as soon as possible. The classroom sessions will be held locally and the outdoor component will be held in either Ski Santa Fe or Taos Ski Valley. The course requires 24 hours of instruction and students must attend all sessions.  Class will meet two weekday evenings from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Dec. 2 & 3, and all day Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6. There will be no class on Friday, Dec. 4. The trip listing on the calendar was broken into two listings so it would not appear there was class on Friday. This class will be a full AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety class, with 24 hours of instruction taught by Marc Beverly, owner and instructor with Beverly Mountain Guides.  Cost will be $300 /person (a discount of $50 from the normal price), less ski club scholarship. One hotel night in Taos, Taos Ski Valley if the course is held at Taos. A deposit of $75 is required by October 15, 2015. Each student will need a transciever (beacon), avalanche probe, and shove with a handle. If you don’t own these, you can borrow one from friends or the instructor. The curriculum for the course is the curriculum developed by the American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) Level 1 Avalanche Education. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class. This class is a prerequisite for any of the more advanced AIARE Avalanche Safety classes. For more information, see http://avtraining.org/aiare-level-1 For more information, contact Susan Russo, Instruction Chair PO Box 341

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December 2017

Avalanche Beacon Practice

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The ski club offers overnight trips to back-country huts and day tours of steeper terrain, including alpine touring (AT) and telemark opportunities. Indoor sessions prior to these trips and outdoor discussions focus on various back-country skills. Avalanche beacons, probe poles, and shovels may be required. See the Back-country Skills and Back-country Checklist PDFs and other documents listed under the instruction tab. There are numerous books, web resources and courses available in addition to resources on this website.

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January 2018

Yurt overnight car trip, near Chama, NM

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun 2-night trip to Grouse Creek Yurt, near Cumbres Pass, near Chama. We will stay at the yurt the nights of 19-20 January 2018, Friday-Saturday. We will leave Albuquerque Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon. (There are also options for going up earlier, and options for staying in a hotel in Chama instead, but we’d need a volunteer to organize that part.)   This will be a fun backpacking-like trip. Compared to staying overnight in a hotel, a yurt trip is more of an adventure. Compared to a hut trip, the trails to the yurt are shorter, flatter, and less technical. A yurt is much more rustic than a hut. The yurt is moderately insulated, and is heated by a wood stove, and lit by propane lanterns. There are 4 beds (bunks) with (thin) mattresses and pillows, and two additional mattresses can go on the floor. There is a three-burner propane stove, cooking utensils, paper towels, and dish soap. There is an outhouse and toilet paper. Basically you will need to bring clothes, food, and a sleeping bag.   Ski Trail: Class 2. The ski in is about 4 miles, gradually gaining 1000′ of elevation. Trails are wide, and the route is on open meadows and forested logging roads. The trail is suitable for a pulk; Scott will bring his gear in that way instead of a backpack. There will not be avalanche conditions on the trail in. On the layover day, there is a variety of terrain to ski near the yurt, including meadows and some steeper areas going down to a drainage.  

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