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Home of Niko Weis, Avalanche Professional since 1985 AAAP now AAA and 1991 CAA
Since 1985 Niko has provided professional avalanche education in the US and BC, Canada. Niko is a Professional Member of the Canadian Avalanche Association (1991) and is widely considered one of the most experienced and innovative avalanche educators in North America.
Based on his direct wilderness experience, Niko has made many contributions to avalanche safety and education including:
The original curriculum writer for PEP BC SAR specific courses
As subject matter Expert for the "ON-LINE Avalanche Course" JIBC
As the Co Author of "Graphical Interpretation of Avalanche Bulletins"
assessing avalanche potential at 4100 m in Himalayas, India
| Niko Specializes in:
Avalanche Search and Rescue [ SAR ] Courses
Avalanche beacons and training methodologies
Recreational avalanche survival courses training
Courses for Members and Leaders of the BC Provincial
EmergencyProgram (administered by the Justice
Institute of BC (JI) )
Snow Safety risk management for operators, groups and|
The interpretation of graphical avalanche bulletins and other
Snowmobile specific courses
Since 1985, Niko has provided avalanche courses to government, industry, search and rescue, recreation and snowmobile groups in the US, Canada and India.
Current Clients 2010 - 2011:|
Justice Institute of British Columbia; Emergency Management Division, Search and Rescue program
Design and Training.
Canada West Mountain Schools; AST [ Avalanche Survival Training ] Instructor.
Island Alpine Guides; AST Instructor and Public Safety Avalanche Bulletin Forecaster.
British Columbia Snowmobile Federation and affiliated clubs; Public Seminars.
Black Tusk Snowmobile Club at Brohm Ridge BC; Custom Avalanche Courses.
Back Country Access; Product Evaluation and Testing.
Olympic Search and Rescue, Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge; Forecasting Exchanges, and
Promotion of Worker and Public Safety.
Himalayan Ski Village - India
Justice Institute of BC SAR Training
Canadian Avalanche Association
Idaho Department of Transportation
Olympic National Park
Olympic Mountain Rescue
Bella Coola Heli Sports
BC Snowmobile Show
Black Tusk Snowmobile Club
Canada West Mountain School
Storm Mountain Technical Services
Mt Bachelor Ski Patrol
Seattle Mountain Rescue
Colorado Avalanche Safety Center
Mountain Rescue Association
Canadian Avalanche Association Training Schools
Stethem and Associates
Golden Alpine Holidays
Survival On Snow Inc.
Stevens Pass Ski Resort
Island Alpine Consultants
Coast Range Heli Sports
Kelowna Snowmobile Club
Pierce Co. WA
Lewis Co. WA
Kittitas Co. WA
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