Renaissance Adventure Guides Offer Expert Winter Skills Training

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Colorado Guides to lead classes in snowshoeing, avalanche training, and avalanche certification.

Renaissance Adventure Guides, a Colorado adventure travel company, is pleased to announce its Winter Skills Training courses, set to begin in late November. Registration has now begun on the RA Guides website, located at http://raguides.com/. Spots are filling up quickly as the snow season approaches in the Rocky Mountains.

Those looking to increase their knowledge and skill in snowy mountain conditions can sign up for avalanche training in the Avalanche Awareness Clinic. RA Guides experienced instructors will teach you firsthand about factors and conditions that can lead to an avalanche, snow analysis, route finding in case of an avalanche, and avalanche beacon techniques. The two day course spans the first evening in classroom training and the second day in the outdoors in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park putting the teachings into action. Avalanche Training starts at $99 per person.

For those seeking Level 1 Avalanche Certification, a second day in the field is offered. Level 1 Avalanche Certification is for the adventurer that is serious about his or her winter skills training. The course is an extension of the Avalanche Awareness Clinic, with an extra day in the field in Rocky Mountain National Park practicing skills such as digging snow pits and participating in mock rescues. Level 1 Avalanche Certification starts at $199 per person.

Many winter recreationists are rediscovering snowshoeing and the unique experience it offers. RA Guides staff will cover such topics as proper attire, hydration methods, caloric intake, route finding, GPS usage, and a history of the sport of snowshoeing. This course is perfect for those looking to get back into snowshoeing, or those looking for beginner snowshoeing instruction. Like the avalanche training class, the Snowshoe Clinics span two days and utilize an evening of classroom instruction, plus a day in Rocky Mountain National Park honing newly acquired snowshoeing skills. Snowshoeing Clinics start at $55 per person.

Renaissance Adventure Guides is a company of adventure travel guides that customizes outdoors experiences to fit any needs and fitness levels. From company trips to individual excursions, RA Guides has a package for everyone. Renaissance Adventure Guides offers kayaking trips, avalanche training, beginner snowshoeing, rafting, and other "sustainable travel" adventures- ones with a low impact on the natural environment and local culture.

Contact:
Max Young, Lead Guide
Renaissance Adventure Guides
303-988-2943
http://raguides.com/

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