- AIARE Level 1 Course Manual
- AIARE Field Book
- AIARE Level 1 certificate upon completion of course
Friday - Sunday Courses
- Dec. 2nd – 4th, 2022 FULL
- Dec. 9th – 11th, 2022 FULL
- Dec. 16th – 18th, 2022
- Jan. 6th – 8th, 2023
- Jan. 13th – 15th, 2023
- Jan. 20th – 22nd, 2023
- Jan. 27th – 29th, 2023
- Feb. 3rd – 5th, 2023
- Feb. 17th – 19th, 2023
- Mar. 3rd – 5th, 2023
- Mar. 24th – 26th, 2023
SHE JUMPS Course
- Coming soon!
Things to Know
¹Avalanche safety gear and backcountry touring set-ups can be rented for an additional fee
Tuesday - Thursday Courses
- Dec. 20th – 22nd, 2022
- Dec. 27th – 29th, 2022
- Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd, 2023
- March 14th – 16th, 2023
- March 21st – 23rd, 2021
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
¹Evening Zoom courses on Tuesday & Thursday with in field courses on Saturday & Sunday
- December 6th, 8th, 10th & 11th FULL
- Feb. 7th, 9th, 11th, & 12th , 2023
- Feb. 21st, 23rd, 25th, & 26th, 2023
Participants should be intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and be comfortable on ungroomed terrain.
Participants will need to complete precourse work before the classroom and field sessions.
3 day course with a mix of classroom and field time. Learn basic avalanche rescue and how to safely plan and execute a day in the backcountry!
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).
Irwin Guides is sponsored by Weston Backcountry, and offers Weston splitboards for rent as well as avalanche transceivers, shovels, probes, and airbag backpacks. Students must come prepared with all their backcountry equipment.
Private courses are available. Call our office to learn more.