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For those whom were unable to attend the last course we had set up in Nov. there is another series of courses set for later this month in Eagle River, WI. here is the info.:

Class update:
You must sign up in advance to reserve a seat in the class. Our last class in Minneapolis sold out. Please give Jason a call at 715-617-3644. Here's more information on the class.
Avalanche Classes
Specifically for snowmobilers

We bring the classes to you at the
World Championship Snowmobile Derby.
Eagle River, WI January 18-20
Hosted by Hiawatha Motor Inn

Four hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.

Learn: how to avoid the most common mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, and increase your skills in the mountains.
Instructor: Mike Duffy. Level I & II Avalanche instructor Colorado Mountain College, rescue/avalanche team leader Vail Mountain Rescue Group, instructor Walter Kirch Avalanche Seminars, graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding. Mountain Snowmobiler for 20 years.
Course content:
-Introduction to Avalanches.
-What to carry and what works best.
-Self rescue
-Hasty search
-mistakes in rescue
-Group Dynamics
-Terrain Evaluation
-Preparing for your trip west
-Stability Analysis
-Avalanche Beacons


Scheduled times: January 18 , Thursday 9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm
January 19, Friday 9am-1pm
January 20, Saturday 8am-12pm or 4pm-8pm
Location: Hiawatha Motor Inn
Located on Hwy 45 N, Just north of Eagle River on Duck Lake
You must sign up in advance, classes sell out.
To sign up: Call Jason Bach 715-617-3644 (Eagle River) or Mike Duffy 970-390-9433 (Colorado)

Due to the recent trajedy from someone out of St. Cloud in West Yellowstone, we are looking at a setting up another course here in the cities. The potential dates could be Wed. the 17th or sunday the 21st. to accomedate the travel schedule of Mike the instructor. If any one is intested please let Mike know, along with how many you have in group. We may also be trying to set a date in early feb. for another course to work around a date Mike is working with for a group in Duluth.
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