Welcome to NASTC North American Ski Training Center, (NASTC) is a performance ski school offering multi-day, full immersion ski improvement clinics for intermediate to expert skiers, taught by members of the PSIA National Demonstration Team and AMGA ski guides. NASTC also offers rock climbing instruction and guiding in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Rock climbing lessons are led by fun and friendly AMGA certified guides on Donner Summit. NASTC is dedicated to providing its skiers and climbers the best experience and adventures at world class destinations across the globe. http://skinastc.com/index.php/component/content/frontpage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:02:19 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb AIARE Certified Avalanche Education - Level 2 http://skinastc.com/index.php/all-courses/91-avanche-training-avalanche-l2-course http://skinastc.com/index.php/all-courses/91-avanche-training-avalanche-l2-course Dates: February 13-16, 2015
Skier levels: 6-9
Price: $595
Includes: 4 days of instruction and field work, AIARE certificate upon completion of the course, student manual and waterproof notebook.

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The level 2 course is a 4-day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This is an advanced avalanche safety course. The focus is on analyzing snow stability and avalanche hazard. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the level 3 certificate. The Level 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation factors critical to stability evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Advance understanding of avalanche terrain, particularly from the perspective of stability analysis.

2. Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability.

3. Learn standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability. SWAG MODULE.

4. Advance understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms.

5. Introduce a snow stability analysis and forecasting framework. The students will dig a snow pit and study the snow pit profile.

6. Improve companion rescue skills including multiple and deep burials.


Required reading:

Snowpack, Weather, & Avalanches: An Observational guideline

Suggested reading before the course:

Snow Sense by Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper

Avalanche Aware by John Moynier

The Avalanche Handbook

Equipment Suggestions: Alpine touring gear telemark gear, splitboard, or snowshoes, backpack, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe - see the equipment/packing list below for a complete list of necessary equipment.

This course is 100% Off Piste.

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00am - Meet at the NASTC classroom for indoor session of avalanche safety course

12:00pm - Lunch break

1:00pm - Head outside for the on-hill practical portion

4:00pm - End of training day

PACKING LIST:
Climbing skins (YOU CAN RENT)
Randonnee (AT) or Telemark boots, or snowboard boots (YOU CAN RENT)
Probe ski poles or probe (YOU CAN RENT)
Adjustable ski poles (if no probe ski poles) (YOU CAN RENT)
Randonnee or Telemark skis, split board or snow shoes (YOU CAN RENT)
Avalanche beacon (YOU CAN RENT)
Pack (2500-3000 cubic inches) (YOU CAN RENT)
Snow shovel (YOU CAN RENT)
Water bottle
Small first aid kit (moleskin, bandaids, aspirin, personal meds.)
Lunches
Note book & pen for note-taking
Old small daypack or fanny pack to be buried for our rescue practice
Ski/snowboard socks (wool/polypropylene blend or polypro socks best)
Top and bottom insulating layer
Midlayer top (polypro best)
Fleece layer, top and bottom (optional)
Water/wind proof material ski/snowboard pants
Water/wind proof material ski/snowboard jacket
Light touring gloves (heavy liners etc.)
Warm gloves (waterproof)
Warm hat, baseball cap, headband, face mask, and neck warmer
Goggles and sunglasses (2 pair goggles if you have them)

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