PRTS 1304 - 001 Backcountry Ski Wasatch


Course content will focus on avalanche awareness (rescue, terrain, weather, snowpack, and decision-making/human factors), side-country ethics, choosing appropriate tours, navigation, basic 1st aid, and field repairs. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for the winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered in this course. Previous Avalanche Education and basic touring experience are strongly encouraged. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 26th only. Attendance for the first class is mandatory. Field sessions will be from Feb. 4-6 (Friday - Sunday). No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1304 - 001 Backcountry Ski Wasatch

  • Class Number: 8389
  • Instructor: STAUSS, JACK A
  • Component: Activity
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $95.00
  • Seats Available: 4

Course content will focus on avalanche awareness (rescue, terrain, weather, snowpack, and decision-making/human factors), side-country ethics, choosing appropriate tours, navigation, basic 1st aid, and field repairs. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for the winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered in this course. Previous Avalanche Education and basic touring experience are strongly encouraged. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 26th only. Attendance for the first class is mandatory. Field sessions will be from Feb. 4-6 (Friday - Sunday). No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1411 - 001 NR-Beginning Snowshoe


Course will focus on the basics of snowshoeing with hikes between 5-7 miles in length. Class will meet on-campus on Feb. 2nd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Snowshoe tours will occur on Feb. 11th, 18th, and 25th from 8:30am-5:00pm. No camping. Day trips only. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1411 - 001 NR-Beginning Snowshoe

  • Class Number: 6075
  • Instructor: GARDNER, ERIC T
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $24.00
  • Seats Available: 7

Course will focus on the basics of snowshoeing with hikes between 5-7 miles in length. Class will meet on-campus on Feb. 2nd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Snowshoe tours will occur on Feb. 11th, 18th, and 25th from 8:30am-5:00pm. No camping. Day trips only. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1413 - 001 NR-Winter Backpacking


Learn basic snow shelter construction, leave no trace, land management issues, and equipment/food systems appropriate for a comfortable winter backpacking experience. We wil spend two nights winter camping in the Uinta Mountains engaging in beginner level snowshoeing and skiing. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 7th only. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Overnight camping trip is Feb. 18th-20th. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1413 - 001 NR-Winter Backpacking

  • Class Number: 8344
  • Instructor: DICKINSON, TAYLOR M
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 7

Learn basic snow shelter construction, leave no trace, land management issues, and equipment/food systems appropriate for a comfortable winter backpacking experience. We wil spend two nights winter camping in the Uinta Mountains engaging in beginner level snowshoeing and skiing. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 7th only. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Overnight camping trip is Feb. 18th-20th. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1415 - 001 NR-Ski Mountaineering


Learn the fundamentals of ski mountaineering such as route planning, route finding, rope management, belays, lowers, and advanced ski travel skills. Completing Avalanche Level 1 is a prerequisite. Adequate winter camping skills are required and advanced downhill skiing/riding skills are expected. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 23rd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is from Mar. 18th to Mar. 20th. Overnight camping is possible. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1415 - 001 NR-Ski Mountaineering

  • Class Number: 11584
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $24.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Learn the fundamentals of ski mountaineering such as route planning, route finding, rope management, belays, lowers, and advanced ski travel skills. Completing Avalanche Level 1 is a prerequisite. Adequate winter camping skills are required and advanced downhill skiing/riding skills are expected. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 23rd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is from Mar. 18th to Mar. 20th. Overnight camping is possible. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1416 - 001 Intro to Splitboarding


This class is for snowboarders looking to experience the backcountry via splitboard. Course focuses on equipment, techniques, and knowledge needed to become a competent winter backcountry traveler on a splitboard. Students will be introduced to the setup and use of splitboards, the equipment and logistics of backcountry touring, and avalanche safetly as it relates to splitboarding. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 27th only. Attendance at first class is mandatory. No camping. Field course wil be Feb. 18th-20th. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1416 - 001 Intro to Splitboarding

  • Class Number: 8391
  • Instructor: STRUBLE, ROSE A
  • Component: Activity
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $35.00
  • Seats Available: 3

This class is for snowboarders looking to experience the backcountry via splitboard. Course focuses on equipment, techniques, and knowledge needed to become a competent winter backcountry traveler on a splitboard. Students will be introduced to the setup and use of splitboards, the equipment and logistics of backcountry touring, and avalanche safetly as it relates to splitboarding. Leave No Trace skills appropriate for winter and information regarding natural resource management will also be covered. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 27th only. Attendance at first class is mandatory. No camping. Field course wil be Feb. 18th-20th. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Students will finish this course with the ability to: improve their respective ski abilities (beginner, intermediate, advanced), use current ski techniques, practice current risk management methods, and understand basic standards of ski resort management. These skills will be acquired through multiple days on the ski slopes, demonstrations, and discussion. Additionally, issues related to management of U.S. Forest Service administered lands, such as those used in this ski class, as they relate to recreation and other uses. This course is available for Novice through Advanced skiers, and will be grouped based on each individual's skiing ability. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 20th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Brighton field sessions will be on 8 Thursdays (Feb. 17-Apr. 7). Fee includes 8 seven-hour day passes for each day of the on-snow class. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php
  • Class Number: 5598
  • Instructor: Novak, William S
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $340.00
  • Seats Available: 24

Students will finish this course with the ability to: improve their respective ski abilities (beginner, intermediate, advanced), use current ski techniques, practice current risk management methods, and understand basic standards of ski resort management. These skills will be acquired through multiple days on the ski slopes, demonstrations, and discussion. Additionally, issues related to management of U.S. Forest Service administered lands, such as those used in this ski class, as they relate to recreation and other uses. This course is available for Novice through Advanced skiers, and will be grouped based on each individual's skiing ability. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 20th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Brighton field sessions will be on 8 Thursdays (Feb. 17-Apr. 7). Fee includes 8 seven-hour day passes for each day of the on-snow class. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Students will finish this course with the ability to: improve their respective snowboarding abilities (beginner, intermediate, advanced), use current snowboard techniques, practice current risk management methods, and understand basic standards of ski resort management. These skills will be acquired thorugh multiple days on the slopes, demonstrations, and discussion. Additionally, issues related to management of U.S. Forest Service administered lands, such as those used in this ski class, as they relate to recreation and other uses. This course is available for Novice through Advanced skiers, and will be grouped based on each individual's skiing ability. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 20th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Brighton field sessions will be on 8 Thursdays (Feb. 17-Apr. 7). Fee includes 8 seven-hour day passes for each day of the on-snow class. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php
  • Class Number: 8913
  • Instructor: Novak, William S
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $340.00
  • Seats Available: 7

Students will finish this course with the ability to: improve their respective snowboarding abilities (beginner, intermediate, advanced), use current snowboard techniques, practice current risk management methods, and understand basic standards of ski resort management. These skills will be acquired thorugh multiple days on the slopes, demonstrations, and discussion. Additionally, issues related to management of U.S. Forest Service administered lands, such as those used in this ski class, as they relate to recreation and other uses. This course is available for Novice through Advanced skiers, and will be grouped based on each individual's skiing ability. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 20th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Brighton field sessions will be on 8 Thursdays (Feb. 17-Apr. 7). Fee includes 8 seven-hour day passes for each day of the on-snow class. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1457 - 001 Backcountry Ski Guide


Interested in becoming a ski guide or being able to take on more of leadership roll in the backcountry? Students will experience a rigorous 3-day training in ski guide techniques, including avalanche, mountaineering, navigation, and search and rescue fundamentals. Backcountry ski/snowboard and avalanche experience is required. Completing Avalanche Level 1 is a pre-requisite. Students should expect a physcially challenging experience and should be comfortable skinning 3,000-4,000 feet a day. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 27th only. Attendance at this first class is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 18th-20th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 1457 - 001 Backcountry Ski Guide

  • Class Number: 3292
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $35.00
  • Seats Available: 5

Interested in becoming a ski guide or being able to take on more of leadership roll in the backcountry? Students will experience a rigorous 3-day training in ski guide techniques, including avalanche, mountaineering, navigation, and search and rescue fundamentals. Backcountry ski/snowboard and avalanche experience is required. Completing Avalanche Level 1 is a pre-requisite. Students should expect a physcially challenging experience and should be comfortable skinning 3,000-4,000 feet a day. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 27th only. Attendance at this first class is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 18th-20th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 001 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 15th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 18-20. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 001 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 2206
  • Instructor: MCKAY, WILLIAM
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 5

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 15th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 18-20. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 002 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan 18 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 21-23. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 002 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 2207
  • Instructor: STAUSS, JACK A
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 2

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan 18 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 21-23. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 003 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students will earn a certificate of completion. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 26th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 4-6. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 003 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 14965
  • Instructor: FURMAN, NATHAN N
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 0

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students will earn a certificate of completion. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue. For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 26th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 4-6. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 005 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 8th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 11-13. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 005 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 11533
  • Instructor: FURMAN, NATHAN N
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 2

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 8th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 11-13. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 006 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 16th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 25-27. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 006 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 16227
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 1

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 16th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 25-27. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 070 Avalanche-Level 1


This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 19th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 28-30. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2007 - 070 Avalanche-Level 1

  • Class Number: 8387
  • Instructor: FURMAN, NATHAN N
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $84.00
  • Seats Available: 2

This course teaches practical skills for travel over mountain snow, avalanche causes, snow stability, decision-making, terrain selection, and companion rescue. This course teaches to the modern Recreational Avalanche Level 1 standards published by the American Avalanche Association. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, splitboard, or snowshoes. This course is a prerequisite for PRTS 1304, Backcountry Ski Wasatch, PRTS 1457 Backcountry Ski Guide, PRTS 2008 Avalanche Level II, and PRTS 2009, Avalanche Rescue.For questions, please contact Nate Furman at nate.furman@utah.edu. Class meets on-campus on Jan. 19th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 28-30. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2008 - 001 Avalanche-Level 2


This course will focus on leadership within recreational backcountry travel, analysis of stability, decision-making, snowpack metamorphosis, terrain features, safe travel, human factors, and rescue scenarios. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, snowboard/splitboard, or snowshoes. Students must have completed PRTS 2007 in order to enroll in this course. If you have not taken PRTS 2007, but have taken an Avalanche Level 1 of American Avalanche Association standards and would like to enroll, contact Nate Furman with questions at nate.furman@utah.edu. Completing PRTS 2008 and PRTS 2009 will result in a Recreational Avalanche Level 2 completion. Class meets on-campus on Jan 18th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be Jan. 21-23. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2008 - 001 Avalanche-Level 2

  • Class Number: 12534
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $250.00
  • Seats Available: 0

This course will focus on leadership within recreational backcountry travel, analysis of stability, decision-making, snowpack metamorphosis, terrain features, safe travel, human factors, and rescue scenarios. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, snowboard/splitboard, or snowshoes. Students must have completed PRTS 2007 in order to enroll in this course. If you have not taken PRTS 2007, but have taken an Avalanche Level 1 of American Avalanche Association standards and would like to enroll, contact Nate Furman with questions at nate.furman@utah.edu. Completing PRTS 2008 and PRTS 2009 will result in a Recreational Avalanche Level 2 completion. Class meets on-campus on Jan 18th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be Jan. 21-23. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2008 - 002 Avalanche-Level 2


This course will focus on leadership within recreational backcountry travel, analysis of stability, decision-making, snowpack metamorphosis, terrain features, safe travel, human factors, and rescue scenarios. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, snowboard/splitboard, or snowshoes. Students must have completed PRTS 2007 to enroll in this course. If you have not taken PRTS 2007, but have taken an Avalanche Level 1 of American Avalanche Association standards and would like to enroll, contact Nate Furman with questions at nate.furman@utah.edu. Completing PRTS 2008 and PRTS 2009 will result in a Recreational Avalanche Level completion. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 2nd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be Feb. 11-13. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2008 - 002 Avalanche-Level 2

  • Class Number: 14967
  • Instructor: MCKAY, WILLIAM
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $250.00
  • Seats Available: 1

This course will focus on leadership within recreational backcountry travel, analysis of stability, decision-making, snowpack metamorphosis, terrain features, safe travel, human factors, and rescue scenarios. Students must be capable to travel in variable snow conditions in steep terrain with backcountry skis/skins, snowboard/splitboard, or snowshoes. Students must have completed PRTS 2007 to enroll in this course. If you have not taken PRTS 2007, but have taken an Avalanche Level 1 of American Avalanche Association standards and would like to enroll, contact Nate Furman with questions at nate.furman@utah.edu. Completing PRTS 2008 and PRTS 2009 will result in a Recreational Avalanche Level completion. Class meets on-campus on Feb. 2nd only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be Feb. 11-13. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2009 - 001 Avalanche Rescue


This class covers the standards published by the American Avalanche Association for Avalanche Rescue Courses, including (a) avalanche rescue principles, (b) avalanche gear and technique, (c) companion rescue process, (d) avalanche victim basic patient care, (e) recognizing needs and identifying additional resources. Class meets on-campus on Jan.18th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 24th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2009 - 001 Avalanche Rescue

  • Class Number: 15507
  • Instructor: MCEACHERN, NICHOLAS P
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $27.00
  • Seats Available: 2

This class covers the standards published by the American Avalanche Association for Avalanche Rescue Courses, including (a) avalanche rescue principles, (b) avalanche gear and technique, (c) companion rescue process, (d) avalanche victim basic patient care, (e) recognizing needs and identifying additional resources. Class meets on-campus on Jan.18th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Jan. 24th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2009 - 002 Avalanche Rescue


This class covers the standards published by the American Avalanche Association for Avalanche Rescue Courses, including (a) avalanche rescue principles, (b) avalanche gear and technique, (c) companion rescue process, (d) avalanche victim basic patient care, (e) recognizing needs and identifying additional resources. Class meets on-campus on Feb.4th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 14th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

PRTS 2009 - 002 Avalanche Rescue

  • Class Number: 15691
  • Instructor: MCKAY, WILLIAM
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $27.00
  • Seats Available: 1

This class covers the standards published by the American Avalanche Association for Avalanche Rescue Courses, including (a) avalanche rescue principles, (b) avalanche gear and technique, (c) companion rescue process, (d) avalanche victim basic patient care, (e) recognizing needs and identifying additional resources. Class meets on-campus on Feb.4th only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience is Feb. 14th. No camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php