Avalanche Education

 
Avalanche Education
The American Institute For Avalanche Research and Education has created a standard for which avalanche courses are measured. AIARE has quickly become the leader in avalanche training for professionals and recreationalists alike. Steve provides training at the levels 1 and 2 as well as providing training for new instructors in the AIARE program.

AIARE Level 1

Want to start getting into the backcountry without getting into trouble? Here is where you start. This three day course introduces the students to avalanche terrain, the snowpack and the mountain weather. You will learn how to make appropriate decisions in the backcountry based on current conditions and observations. The companion rescue component focuses on use of beacons, shovels and probes to recover an avalanche victim.

AIARE Level 2

For advanced backcountry users and people on the professional track. This course dives into the science behind the snowpack structure and how the snow changes over time. These are important when assessing the strength of the snow a well as for predicting future avalanches. This course combines classroom and field time to prepare the students for professional level observation and documentation. 

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine

Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

Offerings:

Skiing

        Backcountry Intro

        Hut Trips

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

        Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

        British Columbia Powder Week

        Silvretta Tour