We are proud to team up with the Mission Ridge & Alpental in providing free workshops to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the mountain.
We offer 4 types of classes, Mountain Safety, Avalanche Awareness, Avalanche Terrain Observation, and the Companion Rescue Workshop.
See below for more information on each course
The David Pettigrew Mountain Safety Workshops at Alpental are conducted and administrated by Alpental. The instructors are Alpental professional patrollers. The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation has made contributions to Alpental to support these workshops.
The David Pettigrew Mountain Safety Workshops at Mission Ridge are conducted and administrated by Mission Ridge. The instructors are Mission Ridge professional patrollers. The David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation has made contributions to Mission Ridge to support these workshops
This introduction workshop is designed to give you an overview of staying safe on the mountain as well as what to do if a problem occurs.
This workshop is designed for mountain enthusiasts who are starting to tour on their own and possibly venturing out of the ski area boundries.
This workshop will teach you the skills to effectively operate a rescue beacon, efficiently probe the snow to determine the victim's location and stratgically move snow with your shovel to uncover your companion
This is a follow up to the popular Companion Rescue Skills course. We will take the lifts to the top of Alpental Ski Area and head into the Alpental Backcountry for a short ski tour.**
*This workshop requires Advanced Skiing/Riding skills, the completion of the Companion Rescue Course, and touring equipment (skis or split board).
**Lift tickets or pass to be provided by the student.