AIARE Level 2 Course

The American Institute for Avalanche Education and Research (AIARE) Level 2 Avalanche Safety Course is a 4-day course designed to build and expand upon the foundations of avalanche safety taught in the Level I curriculum by introducing snow metamorphism, guidelines and recording standards for weather, snowpack and avalanches, testing techniques and data interpretation. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the AIARE 3 Course. Students can expect to learn about the following topics: 

  • Snow Metamorphism
  • Weather Effects on Snow Surface 
  • Hoar Formation 
  • Slab Mechanics 
  • Stability Testing 
  • Observation Guidelines 
  • Recording Standards 
  • Stability Analysis

 “The Avalanche Handbook is the official text book for the AIARE Level 2 course. Click here to buy”

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