to combine community, safety, education, and etiquette

WNDR Rendezvous 2021

Backcountry Safety & Avalanche Awareness Courses

The WNDR Rendezvous workshops were designed and developed by professional avalanche educators and backcountry guides to increase your awareness, hazard and personal risk management skills. 

Friends of WNDR Harrison Brickman and Dan Corn are teaming up to lead these one-day backcountry safety and avalanche awareness events. Dan's background as an IFMGA guide and AMGA skills evaluator and Harrison's experience as a certified ski guide represent an ideal combo to provide unique perspectives to set you up for success this winter.

Location

Wasatch Backcountry, Utah

how to qualify

• Any purchase of 2022 skis

In your order notes, tell us which event you’d like to join. We’ll follow up with a personal invite via email in the following days. Questions? Call us at 801-415-1815 or email us at hello@wndr-alpine.com

Rendezvous Pre-requisites

Sessions 1 & 2: No qualifications necessary. Prior to event it is recommended to take an online avalanche awareness course. The Know Before You Go course from Utah Avalanche Center is online and free.


Sessions 3: At least an Avy 1 Certification

Event Details

All sessions will begin with an hour long webinar to get acquainted, discuss the forecast, where to find accurate information, identify meeting location and go over an equipment checklist.

Sessions 1 & 2: Field sessions will start with an overview of avalanche rescue protocols and review the avalanche forecast for the day.  From there, the groups will head for the hills to get hands-on with topics like ski touring efficiency, route finding, rescue techniques, how to make informed observations, avalanche awareness and backcountry travel etiquette. You will also put your learnings to use in a live rescue scenario. The day will finish with a group debrief session followed by a Q&A from the FOW ambassador team.

Session 2: This course will be more focused on Avalanche forecasting, group dynamics and employing proper protocols in case disaster strikes. We will focus on communication, observations and using the tools and resources we have at our disposal most effectively.

We look forward to connecting with the WNDR ski touring community and hope to offer some practical tips that make every WNDR skier’s backcountry outing safe and enjoyable. Let's Rendezvous!

Dates 2021

• Avalanche Awareness Session 1: December 16, 2021

12 Spots Available

• Avalanche Awareness Session 2: December 17, 2021

12 Spots Available

• Risk Management Awareness Session 3: December 18, 2021

12 Spots Available

Rendezvous Leadership

HARRISON BRICKMAN

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Sean Zimmerman Wall

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Melissa Gill

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KYLE TOOHEY

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MATT STERBENZ

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PEP FUJAS

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