Mt Rogers North Face, Rogers Pass, BC
Mt Rogers North Face, Rogers Pass, BC

Day 1 is primarily classroom based, with an outdoor avalanche rescue practice. Bring the following:

  • Avaluator 2
  • Pen & notebook
  • Lunch
  • Avalanche rescue gear (transceiver, probe & shovel in backpack)
  • Outside shoes

Days 2-4 will be full days in the field. Each person will need the following:

  • Skis or splitboard with touring bindings and skins that fit. (Snowshoes are not permitted).
  • Ski crampons MAY be required for April courses.
  • Ski/snowboard poles
  • Ski/snowboard boots compatible with your setup.
  • Digital Avalanche Transceiver
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel (must be collapsible)
  • Daypack (~30L).
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water or thermos bottle (recommend 1-1.5L)
  • Headlamp
  • Personal 1st aid kit (blisters, band-aid’s etc.)
  • Warm and weatherproof clothing for moderate periods of inactivity in the mountains.
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Avaluator 2 (can be shared with another participant)
  • Map for Rogers Pass (can be shared with another participant)
  • Compass (can be shared with another participant)
  • Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain fieldbook (Recommended, can be purchased from
  • Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Bruce Tremper 2001 (Recommended)
  • If you need to rent equipment, Powder Rentals in Revelstoke have shovels, probes, transceivers, touring skis with skins, splitboards with skins, poles and boots. They offer a 10% discount to course participants. You can call them at 250-814 4POW (4769) or visit their website.

If you have any questions regarding equipment please contact me.