Our answer to the question: "I've taken my AIARE 1, now how do I safely improve my travel skills in the backcountry?" During this mentorship ski tour day you will greatly expand your confidence and competence traveling in avalanche terrain by spending a day in the Snoqualmie Pass backcountry with a professional ski guide and AIARE certified avalanche instructor. Mentorship Ski Tour Days are also offered at Crystal Mountain.
This ski tour day is intended to build on the knowledge and travel skills learned in an AIARE 1 or similar avalanche course. Together with a guide you will review the avalanche forecast for the day, make a trip plan, and travel through avalanche terrain on a day tour. The focus will be to have a fun ski tour, to answer any avalanche related questions, and to give participants an insight into how we as guides and avalanche professionals move safely through the mountains. A great way to gain experience as you prepare for an AIARE 2 Course, or to learn for your own personal day tours.
Overall Difficulty Level: Moderate
Skills Required: Advanced skiing skills in the ski area, prior ski touring experience required
Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous
Snow Travel Gear