Nice to lay the groundwork for more adventures.
I've always wanted to get some training in that! Was this a personal initiative or work related?
Lee got it for my birthday last year; one in-class session of 3 hours, one day on Seymour of probe and transceiver work, and then one day on Whistler of trip planning and execution. Lots and lots of experience to be gained in the decision-making side of travel amongst avalanch terrain but at the very least, I feel like I can be a competent part of a buried skier search should an avalanche occur.
Count me in for a backcountry ski/board sesh (2018?), unless I need training too...
Next you'll be guiding. Who needs to sell shoes?