Based on requests by our past AIARE 1 students, we are offering a one-day course that will give students the opportunity to brush up on skills and knowledge from the AIARE 1 course. We will also use this opportunity to present new insights into the topic of avalanche safety.
We believe that learning about the outdoors is best done outside. As an AIARE 1 graduate, the conceptual knowledge will be present enough, so that we can spend the entire day refreshing, applying and solidifying your skills in the field. This refresher course will be spent entirely in the Alpental backcountry.
Overall Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Skills Required: Solid intermediate skiing skills or snowshoeing skills, AIARE 1 recommended or some prior avalanche education. Familiarity with avalanche gear.
Fitness Level: Not Very Strenuous
Snow Travel Gear
Snow Study Equipment (required for AIARE Level 2 ONLY)
Although tipping is not a requirement, it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or a amount that you are comfortable with.