Alpine Wilderness Survival

Grades 8-12

Get hands on learning this winter with Wilderness Survival Programs

Alpine Wilderness Survival

Winter Program Overview 
Our Winter Alpine Wilderness Survival offers a unique blend of hands-on survival skills and outdoor adventure experiences. This hands-on survival day includes building an Igloo, snowshoeing, basic wilderness medical response procedures and mountain safety. Group size is limited to 60 per day for this experience. 
Summer Program Overview
Our Alpine Wilderness Survival offers a unique blend of hands-on survival skills and outdoor adventure experiences, neatly bound by friendly group competition. The program was born for schools looking to bring together a new group of students at the beginning of the school year or celebrate the completion of the school year by creating lasting memories with fellow students. Groups will journey around the mountain completing a series of Alpine Survival Challenges. These include, making fire by friction, building a shelter or elevated sleeping platform, setting a bear cache, exploring wildlife precautions, water collection/filtration and building a group improvised stretcher. The day ends with a fun game show style survival quiz to recap learning.


Educators will cover:
  • Wilderness Survival rule of 3’s
  • Basic response to a wilderness medical emergency
  • Wildlife safety precautions
  • The importance of teamwork
  • Survival tips and tricks
  • The 10 essentials

Program Objectives
  • To promote safe backcountry travel
  • To examine the importance of team collaboration
  • To provide a safe, enjoyable learning environment
  • To examine the power of ones environment to increase the chance of survival

Highlights
  • Program can be custom to include a schools mantra or team philosophy
  • Quick pace activities to maximize groups concentration
  • Hands on, experiential learning
  • Small groups of 15-20 students ensures inclusivity for all
  • Incredible natural surrounding and stunning views
  • Challenging, yet low risk 

Benefits 
  • To recognise and share unique skills within the team
  • Improve team cohesion and communication
  • Gain an understanding in wilderness survival
  • Promotes friendship development
  • Encourages creative thinking 
  • Activity base learning that connects youth with nature 
  • Encourages creative thinking 

Announcements

In operation today are Upper Purgatory, Heaven's Sake, Paradise, Paradise Jib Park, Chalet Road, Cut Park, Peak Face and the Cut to mid-station. Check out the Activities and Attraction page for more information on terrain updates! Blue Grouse Loop and the Snowshoe Grind are now open 9am-Dusk! 

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