Avalanche class at Big East Powersports Show


Well-known member
Nov 27, 2007
Avalanche education for mountain riders.

Four Hour Avalanche Classes
Specifically for snowmobilers

Classes are effective, proven and affordable.

Learn: How to avoid the most deadly mistakes, what equipment works best, how to rescue effectively, evaluate terrain, avoid terrain traps, analyze stability, survive the night out and increase your skills in the mountains.

All participants
receive a discount on avalanche gear.

Cost $49. Must sign up in advance, limited space. Must also pay for admission to the show, which you want to see!

Take the class with those you ride with.

Four hour avalanche awareness, avoidance and rescue class.

Instructor: Mike Duffy. Level I & II Avalanche instructor Colorado Mountain College, rescue/avalanche team leader/avalanche mission coordinator Vail Mountain Rescue Group, instructor Walter Kirch Avalanche Seminars, graduate of National Avalanche School, National Academy of Winter Guiding, AVPRO. Mountain Snowmobiler for 20 years. Member American Avalanche Association. Trained by BCA, Snowpulse, and Ortovox.

Course content:
-Introduction to avalanches, statistics, contributing factors.
-Avalanche reports.
-Signs of instability/stability analysis.
-What to carry and what works best.
-Avalanche beacons.
-Fast and effective single and multiple burial searches.
-Avalanche survival methods
-Deploying avalanche airbag packs
-Effective hasty search techniques.
-Mistakes in rescue.
-Group Dynamics/heuristics.
-Slide show: Terrain Evaluation/terrain traps.
-Preparing for your trip.
-What to do if lost or injured.
-Stability tests.

Upcoming class:
New York:
October 1 Syracuse
location: Big East Powersports Show. Oncenter Convention Center 800 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202. Downstairs from entrance to the show, in ballroom area. Look for signs.
Time: Saturday 1pm-5pm.
Cost: $49 Cash or check at time of class.
Sign up: Call Mike Duffy 970-390-9433 or email: duffyww1@aol.com

Take the class with your riding partners.


If you want a class in your area, please contact:
Mike Duffy 970-390-9433 Eagle, Colorado
Email: duffyww1@aol.com


Well-known member
Nov 27, 2007

Sorry, had to cancel the class due to the lack of people signed up. You can now use that as an excuse to come out west for another trip, "Since they canceled the class in NY, for my own safety and the safety of the group, I have to take class in Colorado". See how that flies with the spouse. Hope it was a great show. I was looking forward to attending. Mike Duffy

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