For 2020/2021 the standard AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course 3-Day course is a hybrid course that combines both E-Learning, Zoom, and field instruction to introduce participants to the hazards of traveling in avalanche terrain. Traveling in the backcountry requires a solid understanding of avalanche risk and the knowledge to mitigate these risks through appropriate terrain assessment and decision making. Our AIARE certified leaders and instructors will teach you how to recognize, manage, and minimize these hazards and reduce risks.
It is a requirement that participants are familiar with their touring gear and have experience on their setup prior to taking this course. Students on skis or boards must be comfortable in steep blue to black terrain at the ski resort. Don’t know how to use your touring gear yet? Sign up for one of our 1-day Intro to Backcountry Ski or Splitboard Courses HERE!