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Friends of Berthoud pass offers avalanche awareness courses

Friends of Berthoud Pass will continue its free avalanche awareness courses for the 2010-11 season.Bob Tomsky, aka Bobski, the former Berthoud Pass Ski Patrol Avalanche Training director, will provide backcountry travelers with a classroom overview of avalanche awareness, avoidance, rescue and forecasting methods and skills.Topics such as route selection, hazard minimization, best practices, preparedness and terrain analysis will be covered in a 2 1/2 hour classroom presentation.The course is free and open to the public. Donations are kindly accepted. No RSVP is needed.The class runs from about 7-10 p.m.Full-day on-snow sessions at Berthoud Pass will be conducted in February 2011. You must attend a classroom presentation in order to register for the on-snow component.To learn more visit info@berthoudpass.org, http://www.berthoudpass.org, or facebook.com/berthoudpass October classesOct. 27 – Denver, Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, University of DenverNovemberNov. 3 – Boulder, Eaton Humanities 1B50, CU CampusNov. 9 – Colorado Springs, Worner Student Center, Colorado CollegeNov. 17 – Golden, Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave.DecemberDec. 8 – Denver, Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut St.Dec. 15 – Golden, Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave.JanuaryJan. 4 – Denver, Casselman’s Bar & Venue, 2620 Walnut St.Jan. 5 – Winter Park, East Grand Fire Station, US Highway 40Jan. 12 – Golden, Bent Gate Mountaineering, 1313 Washington Ave.FebruaryFeb. 12 & 13 – On Snow Class, Berthoud Pass

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