All Courses: Level 1 | Level 2
AIARE Avalanche

Level 1

This 24-hour course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip, keeping track of, communicating, and making decisions about hazards while in the backcountry, and learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught. Students should be able to travel off-trail on ungroomed or unmaintained terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow, but there are no other prerequisites for this course.

Class & DateLocationPriceAvailability
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 10-12, 2022

YurtSki (Near Seeley Lake, MT)

$725

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Women's Only AIARE Level 1

December 16-18, 2022

YurtSki (Near Seeley Lake, MT)

$725

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All Courses: Level 1 | Level 2
AIARE Avalanche

Level 2 + Avalanche Rescue

The AIARE 2 builds on your experience as a backcountry traveler. You will learn tools to apply The AIARE Framework, the repeatable process you learned in an AIARE 1, to new situations and to self-direct your learning after the course. You will learn more skills to connect weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. This can enable you to act as a leader within a small travel group and to identify and target reducing uncertainty about the terrain or conditions.

A pre-requisite of AIARE 2, AIARE's Avalanche Rescue one-day (8-hour) course is included in our AIARE 2 for your convenience: Avalanche Rescue is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn companion rescue, and returning students will expand their skills with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice.

Class & DateLocationPriceAvailability
Level 2 Avalanche Course + Avalanche Rescue

December 20-23, 2022

YurtSki (Near Seeley Lake, MT)

$980

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