AIARE COURSES: AVALANCHE RESCUE, LEVEL ONE, LEVEL TWO

Are you a backcountry enthusiast and looking to further your avalanche and backcountry knowledge, or simply take a refresher course? We offer a range of AIARE courses taught by a certified AIARE instructor. The classes range from an Avalanche Rescue class, to the newly offered recreational Level Two. There's always time to learn and deepen your backcountry knowledge. 

 
 
 
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AIARE Level One: Markley Hut Trip

  • $445
  • January 22 - 25th, 2018

DESCRIPTION

LBB has partnered up with the 10th Mountain Division Hut to offer Level I Avalanche courses in the ideal backcountry learning environment. Participants will spend the first night in a class room setting, and then venture out into the backcountry for the remainder two nights to experience backcountry conditions within the 10th Mountain Hut system by using the backcountry huts as a base for the course and fieldwork. The course includes the AIARE registration fees, field and course handbooks, and the hut fees. Participants in the course are responsible for lodging for the first evening, and food for the duration of the course. Gain on the ground knowledge and skills during this 3 night & 3 day / 24 credit hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

Participants will learn how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the AIARE 1 course the participants should be able to:

  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain
  • Effectively use the AIARE Decision Making Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting
  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue

TAKE THIS COURSE IF

  • You want to recreate in or near avalanche terrain and learn how to safely have fun in the backcountry

PREREQUISITES

  • Participants must be able to ski tour, splitboard, or snowshoe on intermediate to advanced terrain, and must and bring their own touring equipment

DETAILS

  • 3 days, 2 nights.
  • 1 night of classroom work, 2 nights based out of Markley Hut near Aspen, Colorado
  • Beacon, probe, shovel available to rent

Send us a note at lbb@aspenalpine.com for details and sign up!

 
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AIARE LEVEL TWO: Aspen Based

  • $575
  • Inquire within for date

DESCRIPTION

Take your avalanche knowledge to the next level! In this fun and informative three-day, 24 hour course that builds on introductory avalanche hazard management, participants will evaluate critical hazard assessment factors. Participants will be provided the opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce.

Participants will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Differentiate where specific avalanche hazards exist within the landscape and identify avalanche terrain where consequences may be more severe
  • Use and interpret weather, snow, and avalanche observations to locate appropriate terrain prior to entering and while in the field
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within a small team that include facilitating small group discussion, promoting appropriate terrain selection, and utilizing simple risk management strategies
  • Implement a basic forecasting framework that can be used in conjunction with and in the absences of local supporting avalanche information

TAKE THIS COURSE IF

  • You have had at least one year of backcountry travel experience
  • You  want to advance your avalanche knowledge, decision making, and leadership skills in the backcountry

PREREQUISITES

Participants must have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain. An AIARE 1 Course (strongly recommended) or equivalent Level 1 training is required. A winter of practical experience after the Level 1 course is required before taking the AIARE 2 course. AIARE or AAA approved one-day Avalanche Rescue Course.

DETAILS

  • 3 day course
  • Classroom work and field work
  • Beacon, probe, shovel available to rent

Send us a note at lbb@aspenalpine.com for details and sign up!