Chihuahua Gulch Avalanche

The 40th Annual Avalanche Rescue Seminar

Saturday & Sunday, January 7-8, 2017

A two day Avalanche Rescue Seminar designed specifically for members of Search and Rescue groups will be held on January 7-8, 2017. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Colorado Search and Rescue Board and the Summit County Rescue Group sponsor this seminar. The basic level will feature instructors from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and SCRG. The seminar is limited to 100 people. The advanced level will feature local guest speakers, CAIC forecasters and others.

Cost: Basic & Advanced - $100/person, includes all course materials and handouts. Coffee, refreshments and lunch provided

Location: Summit County, CO
Saturday - Colorado Mountain College, 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge
Sunday - Outside all day at Fremont Pass.

Schedule: Saturday, January 7, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introductions
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lectures, slide shows and interactive discussion (Lunch Provided), afternoon will have outside time
6:00 p.m. Optional Social Gathering in Frisco (cost not included)

Course Outline - more details coming soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. - approximately 3:00 p.m. Field Work - Advanced and basic will have own session.
more details coming soon!

Avalanche simulation and rescue work, 1/2 mile ski or snowshoe trip over easy but uphill terrain (please keep in mind high altitude and cold considerations). Bring nordic/backcountry skis and/or snowshoes, warm clothing, food and any avalanche gear you have available (beacon, shovel, probe). All other equipment and materials are provided.


Registration and the Latest Information:
Please mail the registration form at the bottom of this pdf to 
PO Box 1794
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Directions to Colorado Mountain College:
107 Denison Placer Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424.
This is located just north of Breckenridge off Highway 9 and Coyne Valley Road.


Lodging Information
We have arranged a group rate with Baymont Inn & Suites in Frisco, CO for January 6 - 7, 2017. Rooms must be bucked by December 6, 2016.  To reserve a room, please call Baymont Inn at 970-668-5094 and ask for the Search and Rescue group rate.

  • One King bed for $131.99 plus tax per night
  • Two Queen beds + sofa sleeper for $151.99 plus tax per night
  • Rooms include free continental breakfast