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Revelstoke Alpine Adventures Fills First Avalanche Skills Training Courses, Adds More Avalanche Training, Guided Ski Touring and Waterfall Ice Climbing

REVELSTOKE, British Columbia – As the snow continues to fall and the need for avalanche safety and skills training increases, Revelstoke Alpine Adventures (RAA) announces additional classes for the winter season.

Avalanche Skill Training
Taught by RAA owners Norm Winter and David Scott, both of whom are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and members of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association, these classes are held in the Revelstoke area and take advantage of the spectacular and challenging terrain of the Selkirk and Monashee mountains.

“Avalanches are the single greatest hazard facing the winter backcountry traveler,” said Norm Winter. “Those who are new to avalanche skills training go through a three-day class. And those with more experience are immersed in a four-day learning session. Participants learn about avalanche terrain, human factors, snow pack tests and decision making tools all of which helps them make better decisions in alpine terrain.”

Guided Backcountry Ski Touring
With the consistently good skiing the Revelstoke area offers, RAA is offering guided backcountry ski touring. “There is something about climbing for your turns that is deeply satisfying,” says David Scott. “The Revelstoke area has long been known as a powder skiing nirvana. The amazing glaciers and forests of the Selkirks and Monashees offer an unforgettable ski touring experience.”

Customized trips lead by Scott and Winter, both of whom have more than 20 years of guiding experience in the Revelstoke area, explore the Rogers Pass area and other local venues as well as international destinations. “Our extensive local knowledge allows us to find the best conditions on any given day and allows you to increase your safety margin in the backcountry,” Scott added. “Whether you are an experienced backcountry skier or someone new to the sport, we can accommodate you.”

Waterfall Ice Climbing
Rounding out RAA’s growing list of services, waterfall ice climbing classes and guiding have been added. RAA’s professional guides have many years of experience guiding ice routes in the Canadian West. RAA offers introductory to advanced immersion ice climbing courses that take advantage of some of the finest waterfall ice climbing on the planet.

Private waterfall ice climbing can be arranged for climbing the famed Weeping Wall, Polar Circus and Pilsner Pillar.

The soon-to-be-announced summer course schedule will include:
·Mountaineering courses and private guiding
·Daily interpretive hiking programs in Revelstoke and Glacier national parks
·Custom backpacking trips
·Rock climbing guiding and courses.
·Adventure camps for teens

All RAA adventures can be customized for wide range of clients spanning seasoned experts to families.

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Revelstoke Alpine Adventures was founded in 2008 and is the first alpine guide service in Revelstoke, British Columbia. RAA offers an entirely new and premiere option to explore and enjoy the best of Canada’s backcountry. RAA offers guided services for skiing, hiking, waterfall ice climbing, rock climbing, and mountaineering adventures, as well as avalanche skills training courses. For more information about Revelstoke Alpine Adventures, call 877-837-7141, or visit www.revelstokealpineadventures.com.

Revelstoke Alpine Adventures 2009 Winter Schedule
Avalanche Skills Training 1
January 30-February 1
February 13-15
February 27-March 1
March 13-15
March 27-29
Avalanche Skills Training 2
February 19-22
March 5-8
March 19-22
Ski Touring Course
February 6-8
March 13-15
Ski Mountaineering Course
Rogers Pass Asulkan Hut April 2 through April 5

Wapta Icefields High Level Traverse
March 25- 29

Students from the U.S., Canada, and as far away as the United Kingdom learn about avalanche safety from Norm Winter, owner of the new Revelstoke Alpine Adventures.

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