Avalanche skills training course is a must
This avalanche training course is a must for anyone wanting to go backcountry or out of bounds and minimise their risk of being caught by avalanche. Also a thorough introduction to companion rescue where the time is critical to find them. The classroom day flew by and the time on the snow most interesting. A reasonable level of skill on snow is needed but no backcountry experience. We had great weather and were able to find many features and an interesting unstable snow pack. I now thirst for more knowledge and experience in the great backcountry. Obviously need the right ski/board gear, layers; can be hot when skinning and cold when standing, lunch, water and sun screen!