Archive:Second Avalanche course 2008

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The VOC avalanche course for members in January of every year. Spaces are limited, and it fills up quickly, so make sure to sign up early if you want a spot. This course is a heck of a lot cheaper than than taking a course open to the public.

It is a good idea for anyone who is interested in travelling in the back country to take an avalanche course. Avalanche course students learn about some snow science basics, terrain, route finding, snow stability testing and rescue.

This years course is being done by Canada West Mountain School

The course will be exactly the same as this one

It is required that students read the material from CWMS as well as go through the online course before the classroom session. The information from CWMS will be provided later after the numbers have been finalized.


Classroom Session

January 24th, 2008 at 7:00 to 10:00 pm
At CWMS on 47 West Broadway

Field Course

January 26th - 27th, 2008


$200 including:

  • 2 days of instruction
  • 1 classroom session
  • All course materials (paper handouts and books)
  • Avalanche Equipment (Probe, shovel, transceiver)
  • Whistler back country pass for Sunday ($40 value)

(Cost is $160 if you already have a whistler pass)
All other costs including but not limited to food, ski, snowshoe rental, travel expenses will be your own responsibility. Car pooling will be organised later.


The classroom session will either be at Canada West Mountain School's office on Broadway or it will be at UBC.
The Field Courses will be held at Seymour Saturday and Whistler Sunday.

Sign up

Signing up here does not guarantee you a spot. YOU MUST PAY $200 at the club room and sign up. Any exec can sign you up in the club room. The best times to go are gear hours or between 12pm and 1pm.

Group 1

(MAX 8 people)

  1. Josh Zukewich
  2. Breanne Johnson
  3. Philipp Zielke
  4. Lee Wasilenko

Refund people

  1. Brock Rawston
  2. Erin Berring

List of people who have not paid but want to come

  1. Jeff Ferguson
  2. Elena Esc ?
  3. Kai Chaplin
  4. Jason Kwok
  5. Devon Carr
  6. Stefan Verster
  7. Tif Shen
  8. Emilie whittemore
  9. Anton Kaplan (12/13)
  10. Ran Z
  11. Madelaine Wiese (interested in avi course early March)


To be determined later...