We are proud to be an AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) course provider, and to offer AIARE avalanche courses in the Park City, Utah area and beyond. Avalanche danger is nothing to joke about. Traveling in the backcountry in the winter months requires not only the proper gear, but the proper training and education. With low student-to-instructor ratios, highly-qualified and diverse instructors, and exclusive terrain access through our partnership with Park City Powder Cats, our avalanche courses are designed for everyone from the beginner backcountry user to aspiring guides and professionals.
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AIARE 1 Avalanche Course
The AIARE 1 course provides a solid foundation on how to prepare, plan and execute a successful backcountry tour. Students will learn about avalanche rescue, trip preparation and planning, terrain identification and route finding. This is the minimum course you need to safely travel in the backcountry.
AIARE 2 Avalanche Course
This four-day program builds on your established experience and further hones your skills in avalanche triggering and release mechanisms, snow science, and emergency response. Completion of an AIARE 1 avalanche course is required before registering for this class.
AIARE 3 Avalanche Course
For professional guides, patrollers, and experienced backcountry leaders, the AIARE 3 course provides a comprehensive framework for making educated decisions and properly reacting to terrain hazards. Completion of AIARE 1 and AIARE 2 avalanche courses is required before registering for this class.
Free Avalanche Awareness Lecture
Join us for a free, introductory two-hour avalanche awareness lecture. Far from an AIARE 1 course, this seminar explains the basics of avalanche knowledge and provides a chance for you to learn a bit more about the hazards of traveling in the backcountry and avalanche terrain.