Our Avalanche Education Program’s continued success is due to the incredible support of our sponsors. These organizations share our commitment to comprehensive avalanche education and support us in our goal to provide our students with the most in-depth, up-to-date, and realistic backcountry snow-safety training. Each season brings new industry partnerships, new terrain, and all-new AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) courses to further advance White Pine Touring’s Avalanche Education Program.
Sponsors of Avalanche Education
Ortovox – makers of high-end avalanche safety gear and mountain apparel – has supplied White Pine Touring instructors with new S1+ avalanche beacons, Pro Alu III shovels, Carbon 280 PFA probes, and Ascent 40 Avabags. Additionally, Ortovox has supplied S1+ and 3+ avalanche beacons, Alu 240 and Carbon 280 PFA probes, Pro Alu III and Beast shovels, and Tour Rider 30 packs for students who need demo equipment. This tremendous level of support from Ortovox ensures our students get to practice with the best and most current equipment on the market, and that our instructors have the most dependable professional-level avalanche safety equipment.
Arc’teryx has outfitted our team of instructors with uniforms crafted from industry-leading materials, to guarantee their comfort while teaching outdoors all day. White Pine Touring instructors wear the Arc’teryx Rush LT (men) or Sentinel LT (women) jacket, Arc’teryx Atom AR hoody, and the Arc’teryx Konseal (men) or Kyanite (women) hoody. Arc’teryx’s generous sponsorship allows our instructors to stay warm and dry, so they can remain focused on their students.
Support for Avalanche Education
Park City Powder Cats
We, at White Pine Touring, are incredibly fortunate for our partnership with Park City Powder Cats, which has allowed our AIARE course instructors and their students to access over 30,000 acres of private terrain in the Western Uintas with 1,500 acres expected to be added during the 2018/2019 winter season.
USDA Forest Service
The Heber/Kamas Ranger District of the USDA Forest Service has provided our Avalanche Education Program with a temporary permit to operate in new terrain in the Western Uintas. Access to this zone allows our instructors to offer realistic training in all-new areas, keeping our courses fresh and current year-after-year. This exclusive permit also enables us to offer our AIARE 2 course at our recently acquired Castle Peak Yurt a first in White Pine Touring’s Avalanche Education Program history. Yurt-based courses bring the classroom to the backcountry to provide students with an immersive educational experience and hands-on training.
With such extraordinary support from Ortovox, Arc’teryx, Park City Powder Cats, and the USDA Forest Service, we can continue to offer the highest level of recreational avalanche education available in Utah.