Promote your well-being in the backcountry by expanding your knowledge and skill set through formal avalanche education.
The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) provides world-class education through the only internationally recognized curriculum offered in the U.S.
Prerequisites: Participants should be prepared to travel in backcountry terrain (by ski or split board, snowshoe if no other option) in potentially inclement weather and mountainous conditions at altitude.
Advanced reservations are required.
Some personal items provided by participant(s); see the gear list below.
Register below or call (970) 949-9111.
AIARE Rescue Course
AIARE Avalanche Rescue courses are new this year, and are one-day intensives focusing on rescue scenarios. This is NOT a replacement of AIARE Level 1 and does not cover the same information. It should be considered as supplementary avalanche education. As of the beginning of the ’17-’18 winter season, AIARE has made the one-day avalanche rescue course a prerequisite for AIARE Level 2 courses, which are now 3 days in length.
AIARE Rescue Courses
- Nov. 23, 2017
- Nov. 30, 2017
- Dec. 7, 2017
- Dec. 14, 2017
- Dec. 21, 2017
- Dec. 28, 2017
- Jan. 4, 2018
- Jan. 11, 2018
- Jan. 18, 2018
- Jan. 25, 2018
- Feb. 1, 2018
- Feb. 15, 2018
- Feb. 22, 2018
- Mar. 1, 2018
- Mar. 8, 2018
- Mar. 15, 2018
- Mar. 22, 2018
- Mar. 29, 2018
- Apr. 5, 2018
- Apr. 12, 2018
What to bring:
- Beacon/probe/shovel (rental available)
- Clinometer (BCA slope meter, also available on compasses)
- Complete ski, split board or snowshoe equipment, including boots, poles, etc
- *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
- Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
- Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
- Synthetic or wool socks
- Ground mat (insulation so you can sit on snow)
- Water/wind proof jacket with hood, pants, and gloves
- Notebook (for lecture day)
- Any other items you would typically have in your pack on a backcountry trip
- Warm gloves or mittens
- Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
- Goggles or sunglasses
- Small day pack
- Water bottle and food
- Headlamp and batteries