All pre-conference and post-conference programs have limited enrollment to ensure the quality of the learning experience. Please register early to guarantee your space.

- DiMM Candidates Only*
WMS Faculty
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Friday, February 22, 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 23, 7:30am - 6:00pm

Fee:  $410 (Includes lift tickets for Friday & Saturday)

This intensive course will present comprehensive information about safe travel in avalanche terrain, avalanche transceiver use, and snowpack analysis.  Practice efficient rescues with avalanche beacons.  Study avalanche victim physiology and medical treatment.  Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate for Level 1 avalanche training according to the guidelines of the American Avalanche Association. 

DiMM candidates must participate in the Level 1 Avalanche Course (included in DiMM registration). Other didactic sessions that are required under the DiMM program are indicated on the program schedule.

*Non-DiMM Candidates will be accepted to this course on a space available basis.  Please contact Teri to be added to the wait list


AWLS & WMS Faculty
Friday, February 22, 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, February 23, 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 - 5:00pm (written test)

Fee: $400

AWLS is a practical hands-on certification course-originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1997-that teaches medical professionals how to manage medical and trauma emergencies when traditional medical facilities are not readily accessible.  AWLS was developed to create a standard in treating injuries and illnesses in a wilderness environment. Topics include: patient assessment, treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available, and techniques and guidelines for evacuation. All registrants who pass the written exam will receive the AWLS certification that is valid for four years.

NOTE: Participants must also register for the WMS Winter Meeting as content material for this pre-conference will be presented during the main course.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Advanced Wilderness Life Support. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.