Looking for to brush up on your snow safety skills or looking for an introduction? I recently stumbled across The David Pettigrew Foundation which offers three types of totally free workshops that are taught at Steven’s Pass, Mission Ridge and Alpental.
Mountain Safety: Designed to give you an overview of staying safe on the mountain as well as what to do if a problem occurs.
Avalanche Awareness: For mountain enthusiasts who are starting to tour on their own and possibly venturing out of the ski area boundries.
Companion Rescue Workshop: Will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim’s location and stratgically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion