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MTR Class

  • Providence St Joseph Hospital 501 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA, 91505 United States (map)


Attendees taking Mountain Travel & Rescue (MTR) courses will learn a variety of skills, including nutrition and how the body performs in a wilderness environment, weather patterns, survival skills, working with group dynamics, an introduction to search and rescue, rope rescue skills, improvised toboggan construction, and land navigation with map, compass, and GPS. The MTR courses are taught in classroom and field sessions, including mock scenarios to ensure the attendees can apply what they have learned to real life situations. 

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast looking to expand your survival and travel skills in the backcountry environment or a ski patroller preparing for one of the worst possible scenarios a parent can face at a ski area (a lost child), the MTR courses can help you get prepared.



An elective for senior and the basic for overnight travel in a winter environment. This class provides you the basic for survival in a winter environment and prepares a patroller for becoming a backcountry rescuer and skier. All who take this course are recommended to complete the Level I Avalanche.


For the serious ski patroller that is interested in getting involved in Search and Rescue or backcountry skiiing. Includes a field check out, a low angle resuce and rope work day, and a three day, two night travel in the backcountry using skis with skins. The Level II Avalanche course is recommended.


Registration Application 2017
Agenda 2017

Dates for 2017 - 2018

MTR I - Classroom - November 11, 2017      Field Overnight - February 3-4, 2018
MTR II - Classroom - November 11-12, 2017     Field Overnight (Equip Check) - January 27-28, 2018         Field Overnight (Trip) - March 23-25, 2018

Select Basic or Advanced
                 Basic $77.50 USD             Advanced $155.00 USD              

Program Supervisor 

Natalie Muraciov