AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course + Avalanche Rescue

Yurt-based all-inclusive AIARE avalanche education: 1-day Avalanche Rescue course followed by a 3-day Level 2 course.

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If booking a course for more than one person, please register individually so that we may collect each participant's information, thank you!



2021-2022 Covid-19 Policy

An unfortunate reality of our time, COVID-19 will continue to impact our operations this winter. We do, however, plan on providing in-person, yurt-based classes.

Classes at Montana Backcountry Yurts

We strongly recommend that course participants be fully vaccinated. You will be sharing a confined space for multiple days with new people. We ask that people please disclose (or explicitly choose not to disclose) their vaccination status upon registering for a course.

Avalanche education is about risk management, and we take that seriously. When all of the available spots in a course are full, we will let all participants know if there are any non-vaccinated participants, or how many participants chose not to disclose their vaccination status. If you are uncomfortable with any perceived risk at that point, we will work with you to reschedule a course.

We do require that all non-vaccinated course participants wear a mask at all times.

We have instituted this policy in accordance with Montana House Bill 702, which does not permit us to require vaccinations of our clients.

In lieu of the Delta Variant, we will follow up with all course participants after the course to track any potential COVID symptoms.

Private Yurt Bookings

Our staff is fully vaccinated, and we will be following CDC guidelines when interacting with clients this winter. We are proud that we were able to successfully operate last year without any known COVID exposures through masking and social distancing.

While we strongly recommend that your entire party be vaccinated, our yurt rentals are exclusive, so we leave that up to you.


Need to rent gear for a class?

Missoula: MT Ski Tech: Skis, boots, beacon, shovel, and probe @ $229 for a four day trip when you mention YurtSki. Last Best Ski & Paddle has Black Crow AT skis or Weston Splitboards with Spark bindings (beacons, shovels, probes also available)

Bozeman: Uphill Pursuits can put together a backcountry ski set up, or check out World Boards for a backcoutnry snowboard set up.

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