Mountains are beautiful but dangerous, much like a thorny rose or a haiku composed of nuclear launch codes. Stay safe on the slopes with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a two-day avalanche-rescue-and-safety course for one (a $299 value)
- $250 for the above course for two (a $598 value)
Conducted over one weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park and the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Avalanche Level 1 Experiential course reviews the essentials of staying safe in Colorado's winter backcountry. After completing eight hours of online coursework at their leisure, students undergo two days of field training in both avalanche-rescue tactics and strategies for safe snow travel. Though the course fee includes instruction and required readings, students must either provide their own equipment—such as skis, shovels, and beacons for blinding prowling yetis—or rent gear from Apex Ex for an industry-standard rate.
The mountain-savvy staff at Apex Ex equip people of all skill levels with the knowledge, gear, and plans necessary to explore the wilderness all year round. Seasoned guides and instructors, many of whom are trained by organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School and the American Mountain Guides Association, lead classes that teach students important lessons ranging from backcountry snow basics to avalanche rescue. In summer months, the experts lead guided climbing and backpacking trips and teach riders to careen down rocky paths of every sort during mountain-biking lessons.
100% of 20 customers recommend
“Great deal and our guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable. Very fun and I would go again.”
“Spencer was an excellent guide and tutor. Very accommodating Highly recommended.”
“If you have specific dates in mind, it is better to check with the company first as some of the offers are not scheduled to happen all the time, only twice a month or so.”
Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 US 36
Estes Park, Colorado 80517Get Directions