- October or November TBD, Northfield Mountain MA (driving directions)
- TBD (possibly two midweek days, depending on schedules for Module 1 graduates), Mount Washington NH based out of the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center (PNVC) & Joe Dodge Lodge
- TBD (single weekend day, but probably not for current season), Northfield Mountain MA (if natural snow available) or Berkshire East MA
(Note that Module 3 is of interest only for patrollers planning to take NSP Level 2 or needing training in organized group rescue -- otherwise, Modules 1 + 2 = a complete Level 1 avalanche course, meeting the prerequisite for a Level 2 course from AIARE or some other non-NSP provider.)
In addition to your winter gear, bring a lunch, as on-site food is unavailable and you will not have time to travel off-site for food.
After some initial discussions, we head out for a full-day tour (as summarized here), including snowpit demonstrations by the instructors and also student rescue practice.
We return in time to put away gear and prepare for the following day.
We reconvene for dinner at 6:00 in the AMC's PNVC to debrief the day's tour.
After dinner, students present their Presidentials tour plans in the PNVC diorama room, then students present their Western tour plans in a Joe Dodge lounge.
Course activities start up again at the following morning at 6:30 breakfast followed by another full tour, with the ultimate goal to have all students on the road heading home by 5:00 in the afternoon.
Module 3 ("Organized Avalanche Rescue") will be held on a single weekend day at a ski area in Western Massachusetts, probably Northfield (if natural snow is available) or Berkshire East.