Following the general membership meeting Thursday, January 17, Philip T presented a slideshow lecture on avalanche transceiver theory and use. The following Saturday, January 19, KISAR led an on-snow field practical on avalanche beacon search techniques for locating buried victims. Topics covered were basics of avalanche scene assessment and then initiating a rescue using beacon signal search, coarse search, and fine grid search. Single and multiple burial scenarios were covered. We also practiced avalanche probing techniques and efficient shoveling strategies.