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Avalanch Training with White Pine TouringLearn 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.

DATES:

Level 1 Refresher: TBD

Thank you for your interest in our Avalanche Level 1 refresher course. At this time we are working to finalize the curriculum as well as secure resources and, an instructor to lead the course. We will post course information as soon as it is available. Please email: shouse@whitepinetouring.com with any questions.

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 experts@whitepinetouring.com, 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.

  • Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Session 2: January 3-January 5, 2014

  • Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Session 3: January 30-February 2, 2014

  • Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Session 4: February 20-February 23, 2014

  • Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Session 5: March 7-March 9, 2014

  • Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

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.

Utah Mountain AdventuresThis 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.

DATES:

January 9-January 12, 2014

  • Thursday- Sunday; 8:00am-6:00pm Daily

COST: $595.00 Per Person

All classes will be held at White Pine Touring, 1790 Bonanza Drive, Park City, UT 84060
For more information please contact experts@whitepinetouring.com or phone 435-649-8710


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:

Dates:

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/