Avalanche Program

Have a question about the Avalanche Program?

Ask one of our team members listed below.

Interested in joining our team?

Great!!! We welcome all who are interested. Please see team contact list at the bottom of this page.


Level 1 Avalanche Module 1 (L1AM1)  – January 21st, 2017 at Campgaw Mountain, Mahwah, NJ

    • The course provides the classroom component of a Level 1 Avalanche course. It introduces fundamental concepts and principles of avalanche hazard, safety, and rescue. It also functions as a stepping stone for those who want to continue to Module 2 where they will get to do field work and travel in avalanche terrain.
    • The module qualifies as an introductory-level course that satisfies NSP senior elective requirements.
    • No Prerequisites Required.
    • Course Fee $40 (NSP member), $50 (non-NSP)
    • Contact Matt Karpinecz mgkarp@gmail.com 845-653-2959 with any questions or to register.

Check the NJ Region Calendar for additional class dates

NJ Avalanche Instruction Team

Matt Karpinecz 845-653-2959 mgkarp@gmail.com
Phil Galka 973-515-0742 phillip.galka@bpu.state.nj.us
Greg France 845-557-3340 bgfrance@warwick.net
Steve Devine 973-586-1767 devines@camfilfarr.com
Steve Kiel 908-534-5160 knehpets@gmail.com
Jim (JC) Cowell 973-764-1594 jc@warwick.net
Deb Cowell 973-764-1594 drc@warwick.net
Ken Marsh 973-764-9362 tkdski@yahoo.com