AIARE Level 1 Course


The American Institute for Avalanche Safety and Education (AIARE) is a 3-day, 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazards. With a mix of both classroom and field time, the focus of the course is to learn how to recognize hazards, how to manage and minimize them and finally how to respond in case of an emergency. Students will come away from the course having learned:

  • How to prepare and plan for a backcountry tour 
  • How to analyze an avalanche forecast 
  • How to identify avalanche terrain & avalanche types 
  • How to recognize hazardous conditions 
  • Basic snow pack understanding 
  • Route selection and terrain features 
  • Snowpack tests  and interpretation 
  • Educated decision making 
  • Basic rescue techniques 
  • Group management 

Edit Page Refresh Images