Avalanche Awareness Class


To register please email bridgeportavalanche@gmail.com


The Bridgeport Avalanche Center will be hosting a FREE Avalanche Awareness Class. A 2 hour classroom session will begin Friday, February 5th. In addition, a field day will be held at the Bridgeport Winter Rec Area the following day Saturday, February 6th. Prior to the class, students should view this Know Before You Go video and review recent snowpack summaries from the Bridgeport Avalanche Center.


Classroom session: February 5th 6:00pm-8:00pm (Zoom); Field session: February 6th  9:00am -3:00pm

 Course material will include:

• Basic information on how snowpack, weather, and terrain contribute to avalanche formation as well as how to read and understand avalanche forecasts on the Bridgeport Avalanche Center's website as well as other web resources.

• Use of avalanche equipment to increase the chances of surviving an avalanche.

• In the field session, how to increase situational awareness, what to look for in the snow, terrain, and weather using simple snowmobiling techniques.

• Decision-making in avalanche terrain in order to minimize exposure to avalanche hazards, snowmobiling.


If you plan to attend the field day the following is mandatory.

  • A Reliable Snowmobile/ Snowbike.
  • DOT certified Helmet.
  • Beacon, Shovel, Probe
  • Facemask and willingness to adhere to social distancing protocols

If you have any questions please email: bridgeportavalanche@gmail.com



Virtual/ Sonora Pass
Highway 108
Bridgeport , CA
United States
California US
Event Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 to Saturday, February 6, 2021

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