Companion Rescue


-Whether you are a seasoned backcountry adventurer, a side country slayer, or looking to get out on your first adventure, reviewing and testing your skills of the essential equipment is pivotal to returning from an escape to the mountains.

-Travel in the backcountry begins with a firm foundation in the theory and use of essential rescue/retrieval equipment.  In the Prival Building Blocks course you begin with an overview of terrain mitigation and learn how use an avalanche forecast and weather observations to formulate backcountry travel plans. You will work hands on with our instructors and trained professional athletes, learning the theory and techniques for properly using an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel.  In a controlled environment, you will also simulate single and multiple burial scenarios, learning how to efficiently and effectively locate and extract a buried victim.

-This course is two and a half hours long and standing outside for the duration is required. Demo beacons, probes, and shovels are available upon request.

-Remember in the event of an avalanche CPR and or first aid is almost always issued. Continuing your education into proper basic life support and advanced avalanche safety skills is a must.  We look forward to helping you begin your quest for knowledge towards the backcountry avalanche chain of survival.


Private Courses are Available with a minimum of four students. Please call to inquire. 801-441-8731

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2 reviews for Companion Rescue

  1. Hope
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fantastic course. Informative, educational, and well planned. Instructors were kind and willing to answer my questions. Great practice with finding beacons. Thank you so much! Well worth the money and time

  2. Nate Rockwood
    5 out of 5


    Perfect course to take before getting into any backcountry skiing/boarding. Tony knows his stuff and will teach you the basics of safe backcountry travel (reading the avalanche forecast, looking at obvious terrain hazards, beacon work/shovel practice etc.) Definitely the most value I have ever gotten out of 50 bucks.

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