Welcome to the Avalanche School
The Wolf Creek Avalanche School is unique. We are a small avalanche school focused on individualized attention and intimate class-size. We have decades of professional avalanche experience. We know how confusing it can be to make snow safety decisions, at all levels of avy savvy. Meeting you where you are in your learning, we ensure it is okay to 'not know'. Key concepts are reinforced throughout the course.

To help you 'relax' into your new understanding, enjoy an evening soak at one of our many local hot springs.

Course pre-work on your part allows for deeper learning, so sign up early.

WCAS Owner Sandy Kobrock investigates the large natural avalanche shown below.
This avalanche path, located on Wolf Creek Pass, is examined in
detail during the level 1 course.
2017/18 Courses
Course Dates Cost
Level 1 Rec 1/11-13 $425
Level 2 Rec 1/25–27 $450
Level 1 Rec 2/22-24 $425
We have partnered with the Silverton Avalanche School. Registration for our courses is through the SAS website. Wolf Creek courses are at the bottom.

Click HERE to Register

Wolf Creek Beacon Training Park
Burial statistics clearly show that rescuers that practice companion rescue skills regularly are twice as successful at digging a buried victim out alive. With this in mind, we have installed a state of the art BCA Beacon Training Park (BTP) on Wolf Creek Summit.

The BTP is located at the Lobo parking lot, on the north side of Hwy. 160 a few hundred yards east of the summit of Wolf Creek Pass. Once you park your car and get geared up, head east over the snow on the summer road and the park is immediately on your right. It is freely available for public use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are currently 4 transmitting targets buried on the south side of the summer road in the area of the yellow control box. Just open the control box, flip on whatever switches you like, and start searching! Practice single burials until you can quickly and easily locate the target with a probe, then move on to multiple burials.

Please DO NOT DIG up the targets! Use beacon and probe ONLY! Shoveling may cut a power cable or distroy a target.

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