Level I

Our Level 1 Course provides a complete introduction to the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, and rescue. This is an ideal first course for those new to travel in avalanche terrain and a great review or upgrade for anyone who has some experience or prior training but feels they need a skills “tune-up.” The Level 1 is designed as a stand-alone course for back-country travelers; it also serves and an introduction to avalanches and is a lead in to the AIARE Level 2 Course for those who wish to progress.

Participants on a Level 1 Course can expect a minimum of about six hours of classroom instruction and about 10 to 12 hours of field instruction in the following subjects:

Types of avalanches
Characteristics of avalanches
An introduction to how avalanches form and release
Avalanche terrain
Trip planning and preparation
Travel techniques
Decision making
Avalanche rescue
Prerequisites:
Students must have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain. There are no other prerequisites.

Cost:
$350 with a minimum of 2 people

Dates:
January 27-29, 2017
February 10-12, 2017
March 24-26, 2017
April 7-9, 2017
And on a Private Basis

Level 1 Avalanche Course Personal Equipment List