2017-2018 Course Schedule

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Mountain Weather Workshop

October 9th -11th, 2017

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AIARE Recreational Level 1

December 8th – 10th, 2017

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Designed for both new and experienced backcountry users looking to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills.


The Level 1 Avalanche course is the starting point for backcountry travelers and aspiring avalanche professionals. The course is required for progression to Level 2 and/or Pro Avy 1. Read full course description here.

Intro to Backcountry

This course is designed for people new to backcountry skiing/splitboarding. Our 2 day course teaches you the basics of being in the backcountry and prepares you for our Level 1 Avalanche course. Read full description here.

Companion Rescue

New for 2017/2018 Season! Companion Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. Read full description here.


This course takes students who’ve graduated from an AIARE Avalanche 1 course and builds on backcountry touring skills/techniques for planning and engaging in ski tours independently. Read full description here.

Level 2

The Level 2 has been redesigned to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who have taken the Level 1 and Avalanche Rescue class and want to go deeper with their avalanche knowledge. Read full course description here.

Snowmobile Courses

Created specifically for snowmobilers. Learn what equipment works best, how to effectively evaluate terrain, analyze stability and increase your skills in the mountains. Read full description here.

Our Professional Courses

Professional avalanche worker training is undergoing big changes for the 2017/18 season!  The new Pro Training courses offer valuable, relevant skill development for avalanche workers at a variety of points in their careers.

Pro 1

Pro 1 is designed for avalanche workers just starting in the field. Learn the important fundamentals of managing avalanches as well as how to recognize and travel through avalanche terrain. Read full description here.


This course introduces the student to “the state of the art” in avalanche rescue for the professional. This course is intended for any avalanche professional and rescuers who will encounter avalanche rescue. More information can be found here.

Pro 1 Bridge

The Pro 1 Bridge course is an opportunity for those who have completed an Level 2 avalanche course prior to 2017/2018 and would like to have Professional Level 1 equivalency. More information can be found here.

Avalanche Mapping

This Continuing Development course teaches avalanche professionals what GIS can do and how they can apply the technology to understanding and monitoring avalanches. Read full description here.

Pro 2

The Pro 2 is the capstone course for Avalanche Professionals.  Designed to meet their needs for managing avalanches and to go deeper with their avalanche terrain knowledge. More information can be found here.

Mountain Weather

Designed for avalanche practitioners looking for a better understanding of meteorological principles applied to weather in mountainous areas and using publicly available weather information to create a local forecasts. Read full description here.

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