Friends of Berthoud Pass, the Denver non-profit organization, announced they will be continuing to provide high quality avalanche courses for the 2009-2010 season.
Bob Tomsky, aka ‘Bobski’, the former Berthoud Pass Ski Patrol Avalanche Training Director, will provide backcountry travelers with an overview of avalanche awareness, avoidance, rescue and forecasting methods and skills. Topics such as route selection, hazard minimization, best practices, preparedness and terrain analysis will be covered in a 2 1/2 hour classroom presentation.
However if sitting around listening to someone talk about avalanches isn’t your thing, F.O.B.P. offers an ‘on site’ training course as well. Full-day on-snow sessions at Berthoud Pass will be conducted in February 2010 and is open to anyone with a $5 minimum donation.
2009/2010 Season Schedule:
28 â€“ Avy Class, Colorado Springs, Gaylord Hall, CC Worner Center
6 â€“ Powderwhore film & Fundraiser, Oriental Theater, 4335 w44th Avenue, Denver
10 â€“ Avy Class, Boulder, HLMS 252, CU Campus
11 â€“ Avy Class, Golden, Colorado School of Mines, Hill Hall 202
14 â€“ CAIC benefit, Riverwalk, Breckenridge
18 â€“ Avy Class, Boulder, EDUC 220, CU Campus
19 â€“ Avy Class, Golden, Colorado School of Mines, Hill Hall 202
9 â€“ Avy Class, Winter Park Pub
15 â€“ Avy Class, Denver, Oriental Theater, 4335 w44th Ave
6 â€“ Avy Class, Winter Park Pub
14 â€“ Avy Class, Denver, Oriental Theater, 4335 w44th Ave
6/7 â€“ On Snow Class, Berthoud Pass