February 17, 2009

Level I Avalanche Course in SoCal

Avalanche professional Jeff Pierce will be teaching a Level I avalanche course in the Southern California region next week, with classroom work scheduled for 7-10 p.m. February 24 and 26, and in-the-field work on Feb 28 and March 1 at Mount Waterman. Price including lift ticket is only $200. According to Jeff, the course will be a modified Level I with more emphasis on snow pit study and stability tests.

Jeff has been teaching Level I and II avalanche courses for 11 years, and he has over 23 years experience in the field, including consulting for local resorts and government agencies as well as doing control at Mount Waterman and June Mountain ski areas. If you're in town, don't miss this chance to learn more about our local snowpack with an established professional. This would also be an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded backcountry partners in our area.

For more info and to sign up, contact Jeff at or 626-335-1923.

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