Learn to explore the backcountry safely with our avalanche training classes. The classes offer training for every level of backcountry user (including aspiring ski mountaineering guides seeking certification from the American Mountain Guides Association). Our classes feature experienced instructors specially trained by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, PowerPoint presentations, small classes and information on the latest research throughout the USA.
LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE
The AIARE I course includes both classroom and field work and is based in the Park City area. This 24 hour course focusses on basic decision making in the field, trip planning, avalanche terrain recognition and rescue techniques; a must for every backcountry traveler.
Level 1 Refresher: December 28, 2013
Session 1: December 19-December 22, 2013 SOLD OUT
We are now filling spots on our wait list for this session. Please call or email the experts at White Pine Touring, 435-649-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to have your name added to the wait list. If a spot becomes available for this course we will start at the top of the waiting list and work our way down until the spot is filled.
Session 2: January 3-January 5, 2014
Session 3: January 30-February 2, 2014
Session 4: February 20-February 23, 2014
Session 5: March 7-March 9, 2014
COST: $250.00 Per Person
Click here to download the AIARE Level 1 description.
LEVEL 2 AVALANCHE COURSE
The AIARE II 4-day program, hosted in conjunction with Utah Mountain Adventures, builds from the introductory avalanche hazard model of the AIARE I and adds the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation. The AIARE II includes prerequisite components for the professional progression to the AIARE III certificate.
This seasons’ AIARE 2 Avalanche Course will be hosted in conjunction with Utah Mountain Adventures. This partnership will allow us to operate two days of the course in the Wasatch which has not been possible in the past. We would like to thank Utah Mountain Adventures for their help and support in providing the best possible avalanche education for students in the Wasatch. For more information on Utah Mountain Adventures please visit http://www.utahmountainadventures.com/ or call 801-550-3986.
January 9-January 12, 2014
COST: $595.00 Per Person
AIARE LEVEL 3 AVALANCHE TRAINING:
Advanced Avalanche Training for Professionals and Recreational Leaders
The AIARE III course is an advanced certification course for experienced and professional avalanche practitioners, professional guides, patrollers and advanced recreational backcountry travelers. There are two course offerings:
February 2-8, 2014 in Stanley, ID
March 2-8, 2014 in Silverton, CO
Cost: $1600 per person
For full details and to sign up for AIARE Level 3 Avalanche Training, visit http://avtraining.org/aiare-level-3/