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Advanced Packraft North Bend, WA April 27 – 28, 2024



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This two day Advanced Packraft course is designed for packrafters who have a regular habit of “playing” on the river through class IIIII rapids. This includes catching small, technical eddies, punching waves and laterals and choosing/executing lines that may not be the easiest point-and-shoot routes through rapids. You should be competent in self-rescue as well as companion rescue 100% of the time, be comfortable with throw bags and be competent in righting a loaded packraft in moving water.

Space is limited to 12 students and will be taught by SSI lead instructor, Josh Larsen. Class fills up fast, so register early!

ONLINE COMPONENT: Yes – Optional (but highly recommended)

COURSE FORMAT: 2-day field course with 2 hours of online training and two 8-hour in-field training days. Total class length: 18hrs.

WHEN: April 27 – 28, 2024

WHERE: North bend, WA

FIELD SITE: Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers


1. A desire to learn
2. Packraft, paddle, and all associated boating gear necessary to travel downstream
3. Proficient swimmer
4. Physically capable
5. All of the listed PPE
6. Meet all Essential Eligibility Criteria

The welcome packet details the gear you will need for this course. As an SSI student, you get access to student pricing in the SSI Gear Shop! Once you register you’ll have access to the shop through your SSI account.


Learn and practice more advanced techniques required for running more technical (Class III and up) whitewater. Students participating in this course will be competent and proficient in reading whitewater and safely paddling through Class II-III whitewater with minimal capsizes and eager to push themselves in order to improve their packraft paddling skills and comfort in more challenging and/or technical whitewater. Work on skills including Front Surfing, Draw Strokes and Boat scouting / Horizon Line Paddling skills.

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April 27 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm


North Bend, WA – Advanced Torguson Park, 750 NE Bend Way
Advanced - North Bend, WA 98045 United States


Swiftwater Safety Institute
Phone: 307-200-9075
Email: info@swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
Website: www.swiftwatersafetyinstitute.com
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Advanced Packraft April 27 - 28, 2024
$ 375.00
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