New Zealand Mountan Safety Council

Online Course - Introduction


Get Snow Smart by running through this online avalanche course.

Whether you duck out beyond the ski area boundaries for a quick lap of the adjacent backcountry, or go farther afield, we hope this short introductory course gives you the basics that will whet your appetite to learn more. These core skills are the same for those who ski, snowboard, climb, snowmobile, hike and hunt.

Once you have these basics under your belt, enrol on one of the many Avalanche Courses offered around the country. Avalanche safety is a practical skill that cannot be learnt by just reading a book, or completing this online course. Learn with expert guidance out in the field.

At the end of this course there is an optional short quiz. It is self marking and results will be sent to you via email. The questions are intended to be fun and help reinforce the points covered in the following pages. There is also an opportunity for you to give us feedback on this course. We hope you have a go.



Avalanche Forecast Regions:
Mountain Safety Council managed websites
Mountainf Safety Council websiteAdventure Smart websiteNew Zealand Avalanche Center

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