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REC 1304 - Backcountry Touring, Level I

Credits: (1)
Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk
Course Fee: $30.00
Course Fee Purpose: This course has a fee attached. Course fees are established in order to benefit the students in this course and may, among other things, be used to cover the costs of equipment replacement and maintenance, consumable materials, licensure examinations, or to meet specific regulatory requirements. Examples of course fee expenditures for this course include equipment such as avalanche beacons, avalanche probes, collapsible shovels, avalanche airbags, ski helmets, first aid supplies, spare batteries, and ski wax.
Description: This physical activity course introduces students to skiing and/or snowboarding safely in the backcountry, outside of resort boundaries where avalanche control and ski patrol are not present.  The course covers basic avalanche hazard recognition, evaluation, and mitigation, single-burial avalanche companion rescue, uphill snow travel, and downhill skiing and/or snowboarding techniques for variable snow conditions and hazards.
May be repeated three times for a maximum of three credit hours.



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