Upcoming Course Listings

Live Better in the Backcountry

2022 Spring and Fall Medical Courses

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) + BLS CPR

May 30 - June 8, 2022

Class Description

This 72-hour in-person seminar is 8 days in length and combines the fundamentals of Wilderness Medicine with the biological understandings of the inner-workings of the body’s systems. 

Classroom sessions include: lecture, skills labs, scenarios, on-trail field days and scenario based learning. 

The wilderness curriculum includes standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote or wilderness environments. Special topics include, but are not limited to: the lifting and moving of patients, CPR, wound and burn care management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term patient care, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common  medical problems, and advice on OTC and Rx drug therapies. 

Emphasis is placed on prevention through personal risk management and decision-making. 

Upon successful completion of the WFR w/ BL:S CPR students will receive:  Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support CPR certifications.

For an additional cost students can obtain college credits through our partnership with Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach Center. Reach out to us for more details regarding course specifics, credit offerings and associated cost. 


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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9 am - 6 pm

$995

CPR / AED

June 10, 2022

Class Description

American Red Cross - Adult CPR/AED and Child CPR - This course teaches adult and child basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift, giving compressions and breaths, and calling your emergency response number (or 911). The CPR/AED component can be taken separately or combined with First Aid. It provides training for designated first responders, individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements, or an entire workplace. This is a three hour course. Upon completion students receive a 2-year certification.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

$95

Wilderness First Aid

June 11 - 12, 2022

Class Description

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Wilderness First Aid is designed to meet the need of first-aid training for anyone who works, travels, or spends time in rural or wilderness areas. This 16-hour course examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. It provides intensive, in-depth training in the areas of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment system, environmental injuries/ conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, and backcountry medicine. The curriculum covers standards of care for trauma and medical patients for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making. Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Aid


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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9am - 6pm

$295

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) + BLS CPR

September 27 - October 6, 2022

Class Description

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is recognized as the industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. This 72-hour course is perfect for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expedition.

Through the Biology of Spirit, our proprietary curriculum, we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life. 

The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include, but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making.

Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR. A WFR-R course must be completed every three years to maintain a valid WFR certification in addition to maintaining a current CPR certi


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Sept. 27-30 & Oct. 3-6, 2022
9 am - 6 pm daily

$995

CPR / AED

September 30, 2022

Class Description

This course teaches Adult CPR/AED and Child basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift, giving compressions and breaths, and calling your emergency response number (or 911). It provides a training for designated first responders, individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements, or an entire workplace.

As with all of our curriculum we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life. 

This is a three and a half hour course meets all workforce requirements for CPR. Upon completion students receive a 2-year certification in Adult CPR/AED and Child CPR.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

$95

Wilderness First Respond Recertification

October 1 - 2, 2022

Class Description

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is recognized as the industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers. This 16-hour module is designed for anyone rectifying their current WFR certification.

The curriculum covers standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Special topics include, but are not limited to: CPR considerations (when not to start and when to stop), wilderness wound and burn management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common simple medical problems, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making.

As with all of our curriculum we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life. 

Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder. To stay current, you must repeat this course every three years. CPR is a separate component that is necessary for a WFR certification to be valid.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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9am - 6pm

$325

CPR / AED

October 7, 2022

Class Description

This course teaches Adult CPR/AED and Child basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift, giving compressions and breaths, and calling your emergency response number (or 911). It provides a training for designated first responders, individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements, or an entire workplace.

As with all of our curriculum we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life. 

This is a three and a half hour course meets all workforce requirements for CPR. Upon completion students receive a 2-year certification in Adult CPR/AED and Child CPR.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

$95

Wilderness First Aid

October 8 - 9, 2022

Class Description

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is one of the most popular medical courses for beginners and advanced users alike. It creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care and when taken in secession skills are reinforced.

Wilderness First Aid is designed to meet the need of first-aid training for anyone who works, travels, or spends time in rural or wilderness areas. This 16-hour course examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban environments. It provides intensive, in-depth training in the areas of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment system, environmental injuries/ conditions, anaphylaxis, lifting/moving/extrication, patient carries, and backcountry medicine. The curriculum covers standards of care for trauma and medical patients for urban situations with additional protocols for remote situations. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making.

As with all of our curriculum we incorporate a biological understanding of the nervous system’s intuitive and emotional workings and the importance of living a heart centered approach to life. 

Certifications upon completion include: Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Aid. To stay current, you must repeat this course every two years. CPR is a separate component that is necessary for a WFA certification to be valid.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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9am - 6pm

$295

2022-2023 Winter Avalanche Courses

Avalanche Level 1

December 1 - 4, 2022

Class Description

The Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute’s Level 1 is a 4-day, 30-hour introduction to travel in avalanche terrain and avalanche hazard management. This course included pre-course assignments, classroom sessions and field experiences. 40% classroom - 60% Field


The course is expected to: 1. Provide a biological and cognitive framework for decision making, team building and partner selection while developing mindset and intention for interaction with the backcountry environment 2. Describe how, when and why avalanches occur. 3. Identify and describe avalanche terrain in the field 4. Describe and implement a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain. 5. Have had an opportunity to practice companion rescue with feedback and understand the framework and importance for continued practice of companion rescue skills. 

Students can expect to learn to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip in and around avalanche terrain, introduced to risk management tools and mentored in basic decision making while in the field and an introduction and practice of rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

A final debrief includes a lesson learned summary and opportunities to gain additional education and mentorship. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future JHOLI Avalanche Level 2 course.

Student Preequesites Must be capable of traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain. Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, while skiing uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions at high elevations above 8,000’. It is strongly recommended having a WFA or higher medical training, have taken an avalanche awareness or similar course, some previous experience traveling in backcountry terrain and being familiar with your travel and safety equipment.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Classroom
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 - 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 2 & 4, 2022 - 7 am - 5 pm Field

$650

Avalanche Level 1

December 8 - 11, 2022

Class Description

The Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute’s Level 1 is a 4-day, 30-hour introduction to travel in avalanche terrain and avalanche hazard management. This course included pre-course assignments, classroom sessions and field experiences. 40% classroom - 60% Field


The course is expected to: 1. Provide a biological and cognitive framework for decision making, team building and partner selection while developing mindset and intention for interaction with the backcountry environment 2. Describe how, when and why avalanches occur. 3. Identify and describe avalanche terrain in the field 4. Describe and implement a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain. 5. Have had an opportunity to practice companion rescue with feedback and understand the framework and importance for continued practice of companion rescue skills. 

Students can expect to learn to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip in and around avalanche terrain, introduced to risk management tools and mentored in basic decision making while in the field and an introduction and practice of rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

A final debrief includes a lesson learned summary and opportunities to gain additional education and mentorship. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future JHOLI Avalanche Level 2 course.

Student Preequesites Must be capable of traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain. Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, while skiing uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions at high elevations above 8,000’. It is strongly recommended having a WFA or higher medical training, have taken an avalanche awareness or similar course, some previous experience traveling in backcountry terrain and being familiar with your travel and safety equipment.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Classroom
Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 - 9am - 5pm - Classroom
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10 & 11, 2022 - 7 am - 5 pm - Field

$650

Avalanche Level 1

December 15 - 18, 2022

Class Description

The Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute’s Level 1 is a 4-day, 30-hour introduction to travel in avalanche terrain and avalanche hazard management. This course included pre-course assignments, classroom sessions and field experiences. 40% classroom - 60% Field


The course is expected to: 1. Provide a biological and cognitive framework for decision making, team building and partner selection while developing mindset and intention for interaction with the backcountry environment 2. Describe how, when and why avalanches occur. 3. Identify and describe avalanche terrain in the field 4. Describe and implement a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain. 5. Have had an opportunity to practice companion rescue with feedback and understand the framework and importance for continued practice of companion rescue skills. 

Students can expect to learn to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip in and around avalanche terrain, introduced to risk management tools and mentored in basic decision making while in the field and an introduction and practice of rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

A final debrief includes a lesson learned summary and opportunities to gain additional education and mentorship. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future JHOLI Avalanche Level 2 course.

Student Preequesites Must be capable of traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain. Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, while skiing uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions at high elevations above 8,000’. It is strongly recommended having a WFA or higher medical training, have taken an avalanche awareness or similar course, some previous experience traveling in backcountry terrain and being familiar with your travel and safety equipment.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Classroom
Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 - 9am - 5pm - Classroom
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 17 & 18, 2022 - 7 am - 5 pm - Field

$650

Avalanche Level 1

December 19 - 22, 2022

Class Description

The Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute’s Level 1 is a 4-Day, 30-hour introduction to travel in avalanche terrain and avalanche hazard management. This course included pre-course assignments, classroom sessions and field experiences. 40% classroom - 60% Field


The course is expected to: 1. Provide a biological and cognitive framework for decision making, team building and partner selection while developing mindset and intention for interaction with the backcountry environment. 2. Describe how, when and why avalanches occur. 3. Identify and describe avalanche terrain in the field 4. Describe and implement a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain. 5. Have had an opportunity to practice companion rescue with feedback and understand the framework and importance for continued practice of companion rescue skills. 

Students can expect to learn to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip in and around avalanche terrain, introduced to risk management tools and mentored in basic decision making while in the field and an introduction and practice of rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

A final debrief includes a lesson learned summary and opportunities to gain additional education and mentorship. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future JHOLI Avalanche Level 2 course.

Student Preequesites Must be capable of traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain. Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, while skiing uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions at high elevations above 8,000’. It is strongly recommended having a WFA or higher medical training, have taken an avalanche awareness or similar course, some previous experience traveling in backcountry terrain and being familiar with your travel and safety equipment.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Classroom
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 - 9am - 5pm - Classroom
Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 21 & 22, 2022 - 7 am - 5 pm - Field

$650

Avalanche Level 2

December 19 - 23, 2022

Class Description

The Level 2 Course with Avalanche Rescue is a 5-Day 40-hour program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills while developing leadership skills in avalanche rescue. This course included pre-course assignments, classroom sessions and field experiences. 30% classroom - 70% Field

The course is expected to: 1. Provide a biological and cognitive framework for decision making, team building and partner selection while developing mindset and intention for interaction with the backcountry environment. 2. Provide the basis for a philosophical understanding of risk management and acceptance of risk. 3. Gather and prioritize information relevant for describing how seasonal weather has affected the snowpack process and current snowpack structure. 4. Create an avalanche hazard assessment without a local bulletin. 5. Describe, create and implement a framework for planning, decision making and risk management in consideration of leading a group in avalanche terrain. 6. Practice travel and terrain mitigation techniques under supervision with feedback in a variety of avalanche terrain situations.

The Level 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to mindset, risk management, stability evaluation, group management and terrain selection.

A final debrief includes a lesson learned summary and opportunities to gain additional education and mentorship. Students are encouraged and counseled on how to apply the skills learned and told that no course can fully guarantee safety, either during or after course completion. A link is made to a future future professional level trainings.

Student Prerequisites Must be capable of efficiently traveling to, in and around avalanche terrain (1000’ per hour vertical gain). Physically fit enough to carry a 20 lbs. pack, with the ability to ski uphill and downhill in variable snow and weather conditions at high elevations above 8,000’. It is strongly recommended having a WFR or higher medical training, have taken a Level 1 Avalanche Course and at least one season traveling in backcountry terrain applying those conepts since taking the Level 1.


Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach
240 S. Glenwood St. #124, Jackson, WY

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Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Classroom
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 - 8am - 5pm - Field
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 - 9am - 5 pm - Classroom
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 22 & 23, 2022 - 7am - 5pm - Field

$750