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Avalanche Safety

Welcome to the OSSA Avalanche Safety Page.  This page is intended to present to our members a place where they can find content relating to the OSSA Avalanche Safety Program and links to professional training and education.


Oregon Avalanche Training Events

  • Feb 7: OSSA Convention Avalanche Awareness presented by WAC (La Grande, Or)
  • Feb 9: OSSA Convention Avalanche Rescue presented by WAC (La Grande, Or)

OSSA Program

The OSSA Avalanche Program is designed with three main objectives.

Objective 1 - "Get the training"

Objective 2 - "Get the Gear"

Objective 3 - "Get the forecast"

This year OSSA will provide the clubs with a rescue training class and an Avalanche basics class. In addition we will be working with A3 certified avalanche professionals coordinating courses throughout Oregon. To get / coordinate club training for avalanche basics or basic rescue email:


Oregon Training

  • This year OSSA successfully completed a one day Snowmobile Rescue Course and a two day  Recreation Level 1 Snowmobile Course.


Congratulations to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Mike Duffy of Avalanche1 and Stephanie Cummings of BCA for a great weekend of training.

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