Southern California Region


mountain travel & Rescue

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 rescue and rope work day, and a three day, two night travel in the backcountry using skis with skins. The Level I Avalanche course is required and Level II Avalanche course is recommended.


Registration Application 2018
Agenda 2018

Dates for 2018 - 2019

MTR I - Classroom (F030180001 ) - November 10, 2018       Field Overnight - February 9-10, 2019
MTR II - Classroom (F030180002) - November 10-11, 2018      Field Overnight (Equip Check) - February 23-24, 201          Field Overnight (Trip) - March 15-17, 2019

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

Program Supervisor 

Natalie Regg