Chile Level One August 8th-10th


This course covers all the information in a standard AIARE Level 1 Course, but uses a real backcountry ski hut in Chile for a classroom!

Course Details


Course  runs Tuesday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm daily

  • Date: Tuesday, August 8th – Thursday, August 10th
  • Cost: $350 per person
  • Cost Includes: lodging, all meals, AIARE Level 1 Course Manual, AIARE Waterproof Field Book, and AIARE Level 1 certificate upon successful completion of the course.
  • Not Included: Transportation to the Hut
  • Venue: El Colorado, Santiago, Chile
  • Cancellation Policy:   A $35.00 fee is charged for course date transfers. 60% of the course cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the course start.  No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course for which you are registered.

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This course covers all the information in a standard AIARE Level 1 Course, and is located at the El Colorado Ski Resort in Chile for a classroom! Class sizes are small and you are able to apply your new knowledge immediately as well as being able to completely immerse yourself in the course curriculum.

For backcountry travelers, terrain assessment and decision making skills are a must. This Hut Based avalanche course provides knowledge that is essential to backcountry travel and safety, including a thorough look into the snowpack and evaluating stability. Our professional instructors instill the knowledge to help assess and manage risk.

How to get to El Colorado?

Denver/Houston/San Francisco/Los Angeles/New York/Miami/Dallas/ to Santiago-Chile

From Santiago-Chile folks can fly (Sky Airlines or Lan Airlines), take a bus, or rent a car to Temuco. I recommend arranging for Nico to take care of transportation from Temuco to Los Paraguas. It should be easy to coordinate to have the US folks transported to Malalcahuello so that they can ski Corralco Ski Resort  and access their VERY extensive backcountry skiing terrain.

There is a wide variety of transportation options between Santiago and the El Colorado Ski Center and Farellones Parks that run every day.  Most of them start from the Omnium Shopping Center, located at Av. Apoquindo 4900 in the commune of Las Condes.

Preguntas? Email

US questions:

SAS will help with transportation logistics.

Read the Full Course Description Here

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