The Samsara Backcountry Snow Safety Program serves small private groups who have already completed an approved Level I course and who are looking to take their snow assessment skills to the next level. 

As this is an upper-level course, it requires experience and high levels of fitness. Students are placed in the lead for the entirety of the course, conducting all of the route finding, stability assessment, decision making, and group management. 

NOTE: The course is taught at the Level II standard; however, it is not a certified course, which allows for more flexibility and a bias towards time spent in the mountains. 

Program Specifics

Course Duration

3 Days (With Optional 1-Day Add-On)


December 2020 – Feb 2021


Varies based on # of participants and location


Teton Pass, Jackson, WY

(included in program)

The Complete Picture of Stability
Tracking the Season History
Avalanche Problems & Behavior 
Mechanics of Avalanche Release
Metamorphism of Snow 
Framework for Decision-Making
Avalanche Rescue
Terrain and Group Management

(Additional $200 per student)

Glacier Travel
Crevasse Rescue
Technical Skills for Ski Alpinism
(Anchors, Belays, Rappels)
Digital Route Planning

Student Resume Requirements

Minimum of 5 years of human-powered backcountry riding experience

Completed American Avalanche Association approved Level I Avalanche course within the past 5 years

Ability to complete 4-5k of uphill travel comfortably

Ability to confidently ski 40-degree terrain in all conditions

Proficiency with single burials

Limited Availability of Backcountry Snow Safety Programs for the 2020-2021 Season.

To apply for a spot with your crew, contact us today.


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