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Mountain Travel & Rescue Training | Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol


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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542


Join the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol in February to learn the basics of mountain travel and rescue! This combination classroom/fieldwork course is certified by the National Ski Patrol and is a basic Search and Rescue class called Mountain Travel and Rescue – Level 1.  

The classroom session for Mountain Travel and Rescue - Level 1 is February 18th and the field session is February 24th through 26th at Hitchcock Nature Center.  The course is $55 per person.

For more information and to register, please contact the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol team at and include "Mountain Travel and Rescue" in the subject line.


Not up for a winter Search and Rescue class yet?

The Loess Hills Ski Patrol will also be offering an Intro to Backpacking class with a classroom planning session on May 6th and an overnight camping trip May 13th through 14th at Hitchcock Nature Center. More details and registration links will be posted soon. For more immediate details, please contact and include "Backpacking Class" in the subject line. 

Learn more about the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol: 

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

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