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Silverton Avalanche School Avalanche Rescue Course (Santa Fe)
Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that covers the basics of companion rescue as well as the current best practices in rescue techniques and gear. Students receive professional coaching on their rescue skills and timed practice with realistic scenarios. This course is intended for those new to the backcountry. The course should also be retaken on a regular basis to keep skills sharp and to stay up to date with advancing rescue techniques and technology.
This course is recommended for anyone completing a Rec Level 1 course and it is a mandatory prerequisite for both the Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Course and the Professional Avalanche Progression. We implement an internationally vetted curriculum and state of the art knowledge from MountainSafety.info. SAS is one of the charter organizations of this working group of international mountain safety education groups. The course meets the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association.