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Team up with your backcountry partners to get the most out of this course

Why Take AIARE Courses with Us

  • Smaller class sizes

  • Highest-caliber instructors with supplemental certifications and experience managing avalanche terrain, i.e. Ski Patrol

  • Curriculum that prioritizes experiential learning by skiing laps on tour days and scouting out powder. No snowshoeing.

  • Excellent access to terrain and trailheads just 15 minutes from the classroom

  • Added resource of the local avalanche center

The AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course is a 1-day, scenario-based course. Practicing avalanche rescue skills is a crucial part of being a reliable backcountry ski partner. This course will provide each participant with the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills. 

Inclusions

  • Professional and knowledgeable guide

Photographer Add-on

Let us capture your memories so you can focus on your adventure! A photographer is $350 per trip and based on availability. Please let the Irwin Guide’s office know 48hrs before your trip if you would like to add this to your reservation.

Course Dates

  • Limited dates of availability

Things to Know

$250

Per Person¹

6:1

Guest to Guide Ratio²

3

Guides per group

¹Avalanche safety gear and backcountry touring set-ups can be rented for an additional fee

²Max of 12 students and 2 instructors

Course Details

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Requirements

Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow. The students must be prepared to spend the day outside in the elements. 

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Certifications

Our course is certified by the American Institute of Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) and our guides are trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).

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Timeline

The AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to stay current in rescue techniques and gear. 

Requirements Certifications Prerequisites2

Previous Education

This course is recommended for those with their AIARE Level 1 and/or Level 2 certificate.

Enhance your backcountry skills through this scenario-based course

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