Avalanche Course AIARE Level 1

Our Level 1 Avalanche Course provides a complete introduction to the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, and rescue.

Overview

Our Level 1 Avalanche Course is the ideal first course for those new to travel in avalanche terrain and a great review or upgrade for anyone who has some experience or prior training but feels they need a skills “tune-up.” The Level 1 is designed as a stand-alone course for back-country travelers; it also serves and an introduction to avalanches and is a lead in to the AIARE Level 2 Course for those who wish to progress.

Participants on a Level 1 Course can expect a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction and about 10 to 12 hours of field instruction in the following subjects:

Types of avalanches
Characteristics of avalanches
An introduction to how avalanches form and release
Avalanche terrain
Trip planning and preparation
Travel techniques
Decision making
Avalanche rescue


Prerequisites:

Students must have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain. There are no other prerequisites.

See pictures from past avalanche courses:
February 25-27, 2020
March 2-4, 2019

Cost

$450

Dates

December 11-13, 2020
January 29-31, 2021
February 19-21, 2021
March 12-14, 2021
April 9-11, 2021

We also conduct Avalanche Courses on custom dates for any group of three or more. To arrange an Avalanche Course on a date of your choice contact our office.