AVALANCHE LEVEL TWO — Whiteface Mountain provides premier training terrain and continued support for advanced avalanche courses, with its ample lift-served backcountry access to avalanche prone slides. Join us for the next Level 2 Avalanche Course and improve your knowledge and understanding of avalanches and rescue operations. Anyone with aspirations of being an avalanche professional or a patroller in avalanche prone terrain, or who spends a lot of time in the backcountry should sign up now!

The 2019 Eastern Division Level 2 Avalanche Course is scheduled for March 7 through 10 (Thursday through Sunday) at the Atmospheric Science Research Center and Whiteface Mountain, NY. Participants should plan to arrive Wednesday evening, March 6 to check into your hotel. The purpose of the L2 course is to help prepare the patroller and backcountry users for all aspects of avalanche hazards and rescue operations. Along with the L2 course, we will be holding an instructor refresher and the “Avalanche Module” for the Nordic Master certification.

During the first day of the course, participants will complete the first half of the program, by attending a wide variety of presentations by industry professionals, NOAA, and our trained staff of L2 instructors, plus many outdoor exercises including ski tours. Two evening sessions include trip planning/navigation, and a rescue simulator session. The simulator is an indoor mock-up of a rescue problem designed to provide realistic situations and decision-making typically encountered in avalanche rescue operations. The next two days include the outdoor portion of the course in which participants will ski to field exercises including snowpack and terrain analysis, rescue beacon use, companion, and organized avalanche rescue operations.

Accommodations during the course are still being worked on. They will be in Wilmington and the evening sessions will be held there. Lunches will be provided at the ASRC Thursday and Friday, and at a very reasonable price, you can purchase trail lunches for the outdoor sessions. Registration cost for the course for NSP members will be $250 and $350 for non-NSP members.

Completion of both an L1 Avalanche course, a mountain travel and rescue course, and ICS 100, 700, & 200 within the last three years is required as a prerequisite. Winter hiking experience, with proper outdoor clothing and ski touring equipment, along with strong skiing skills are also essential. You must be able to ski the black diamond terrain at Whiteface. Interested participants should understand that the outdoor field work is done in a winter mountain environment that involves physical exertion and sustained exposure to winter elements and hazards. Interested participants with physical or medical restrictions must consider these factors before applying.

Attendance is limited, so sign up early! For information Email the Avalanche Program Supervisor.

This course requires additional costs for lodging and accommodations during the four-day stay and it is recommended that all student check-in to their hotel by Wednesday morning.  Register early, there is a limit of only 10 students.   Additional information will arrive by email; your slot in the course in only assured after payment is confirmed.


  • Avalanche Level 2 Course
    March 7, 2019 - March 10, 2019
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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110 Marble Mountain Lane, Wilmington, New York, 12997, United States