"With a group of 8 friends I took part in a Bliss Wilderness Avy Rescue course and learned valuable rescue and patient care skills. The search to ski unique terrain, fresh tracks and take in the mountain experience involves risk. I need to be prepared with the education and training to help in the unfortunate event of an accident. The ability to take control of the situation and add to a positive outcome is critical to me. Thanks to our instructor Nick with incredible knowledge, experience and an excellent teaching ability, we learned simple, effective and efficient skills through many challenging scenarios. He put us through realistic situations in a mountain environment that I'll continue practicing to be as proficient as possible. It could come down to saving a life."
- Daron Rahlves, Professional Skier
"Bliss Wilderness creates an ideal course tailored to real life scenarios in the field. Whether you're a weekend warrior or professional athlete, these courses teach invaluable skills that every outdoor enthusiast should have."
- Nick Russell, Professional Big Mtn Snow Boarder
“I had the privilege of taking a weekend course with Bliss Wilderness to receive my WFA Certification. Nicks knowledge and experience in the mountains is second to none! Reading and studying will only get you so far. Nick uses real life scenario training that is vital to preparing for the worse in the backcountry. His passion for teaching is obvious and it translates into a fun, relatable experience, packed with legitimate skills for being safe in the wilderness.”
-Taylor Carlton, just your everyday snow shredder
“Amazing class!! Nick was informative, knowledgeable, and taught in a way that made the information stick!! I feel much more prepared to be in the mountains after learning from him.”
-Elena Hight, Profesional Snowboarder, 2x Olympian