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Date Sunday  3/11/2018
End Date Sunday  3/11/2018
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Avalanche Beacon Practice
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Classification Easy AI
Trail Mileage 2
Elevation Gain 500
Driving Distance


Location will depend on snow conditions, most likley on Hoosier Pass near Alma, CO or Monarch Pass. 

For more info Contact

Kristen Buckland


This will be a fun day to practice your avalanche rescue skills. We've all taken Avy courses, but have you practiced a rescue since then? To keep your skills fresh you should practice every season. 


We will find a safe slope near the trailhead to burry beacons and practice different scenarios, including multiple burrials. 


GEAR: all participants must have their own beacon, probe, and shovel. Bring typical winter clothing, gear, and food.  Bring the mode of transport that you use the most to get better practice; backcountry skis with skins, splitboard, or snowshoes.


Prereq: You must have taken an Avalanche Awarenss, AIARE Level 1, or equivelant Avalanche Course


NOTE: This is not an official class or instruction. Trip leader is AIARE Level 2 certified but not an Avy Instructor. This is not a substitute for a certifed Avalanche Course. Go to for proper course info. 


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.