AIARE Level One Avalanche Courses


The industry standard introductory course, our AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level I Avalanche Courses are unique because of our comfy yurt classroom and our emphasis on field based lessons and learning. In this 24 hour curriculum, students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

Save money, time, energy, and fuel by joining one of our courses. Instead of fighting traffic, enjoy relaxing next to the fire, recovering in the sauna, and sleeping each night in our cozy bunk house.  Includes the full AIARE Level I course, lodging in our Yurt at 4600', snowcat transport, and AIARE curriculum and field book. Conditions permitting we may choose to ski the group out rather than ride down in the cat. We often save time for extra touring in the evenings. Our yurt based Level 1 is a ski and snowboard focused course and we incorporate a significant amount of downhill travel. For mountaineers and snowshoers, we can offer custom courses.