Snowshoeing & Avalanche Risk: What Every Snowshoer Should Know


$10 for REI Members

$30 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 35 people
  • Instructor Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC)

Snowshoeing is the wintertime equivalent to summer hiking-or is it? Heading out on your favorite trail with snowshoes on your feet may seem like a good idea, but the conditions may not warrant safe travel. If you've ever sat in an avalanche class and thought to yourself, "that's not me" as a skier tackles a 40 degree slope whilst triggering a slide - this class is for you. Taught by NWAC avalanche experts.

  • Learn elements of avalanche risk, how to assess weather and terrain considerations

What to bring with you

Activity location

Tacoma REI

3825 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409

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