All Expanding Backcountry Horizons guided classes are operating under special use permit on the Uinta-Wastach-Cache National Forest. 
Wasatch Splitters takes pride in providing the best splitboard introduction and snowboard avalanche education. Each of our courses are tailored for splitboarding, taught by splitboarders.  We believe this makes ALL the difference. With over two decades of experience and knowledge in the Wasatch backcountry, our focus is delivering the most current information within a comprehendable framework to give you a foundation to build upon. 


Expanding Backcountry Horizons

Course description

In this 8 hour class, we introduce you to the mountains in a backcountry classroom environment. You will gain an essential foundation in skills and proficiencies. The day will cover equipment preparation and use,  basic weather observation, snowpack evaluation and avalanche rescue skills.

This class is designed to be an intro course for new backcountry snowboarder. It can be paired with our 102 Avalanche Awareness to prepare you for an Avalanche Level One equivilant. We have designed the courses  for those who may  need flexibility within their schedule to gain a standardized "building block" ciriculum spanning multiple days or weekends.

Class size 8:1 ratio.

Student Learing Outcomes

 - Basic understanding of weather, snowpack, terrain and the Avalanche phenomenon 
 - Transciever use, understanding and scenarios
 - Basic avalanche risks​, decision making within a group dynamic
 - Preparation for future day tours

Prerequisites

- Each student must be able to descend black diamond resort terrain. 
- Each student must have appropriate backcountry equipment for a full 8 hours in the backcountry. ​​​​​​​​​(Demo packages available upon request and availability)

Dates

Course Cost $150

Backcountry Basics 101​​

December 8th 2018*
Dec29th 2018*

*Class dates may shift or cancel due to not meeting enrollment requirements



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Avalanche Awarness​​ 102

Course description

This 8 hour course expands on prior basic avalanche knowledge, understanding and avalanche rescue techniques. This is designed to be a stand alone course or be paired with the Backcountry Skills 101 course to prepare you for a Recreational or Pro Avalanche Level One equivilent program. 

In this course, each student will be immersed in the backcountry to gain a deeper understanding of the "Avalanche Hazard Triangle”, avalanche phenomenon and in the field observations/evaluations with an introduction to data collection methods (SWAG). In addition, each student will be performing refined transceiver searches & scenarios, companion rescue and proper in the field decision making.

Class size 8:1 ratio



Student Learing Outcomes

 - More detailed observations, evaluation and identification in relation to the  "Avalanche Hazard Triangle".
 - Intro to snowpit profiling using standardized methods, tests and documentation. 
 - Timely and efficient transeiver search techniques, companion rescue and evacuation
 -  Preparation to travel with a group
 - Proper decison making skills for future backcountry trips


Prerequisites

 - Backcountry Skills course curriculum or display of equivilant knowledge. Each student must be able to travel in the   backcountry terrain efficiently and with skill.
- Each student must have appropriate backcountry equipment for a full 8 hours in the backcountry. ​​​​​​(Demo packages available upon request and availability)

Dates

December 15, 2018*
January 5th 2019 *
February 23rd 2019*

*Class dates may shift or cancel due to not meeting enrollment requirements

Course Cost $200

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