In 2022 there will be 4 sessions of AIARE Level 1, Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain, offered.
If you ski, board or snowshoe in avalanche terrain this 24-hour standardized school will educate you about avalanche terrain, how to make decisions while in avalanche terrain, read and understand the CAIC daily avalanche report, recognize terrain while in the field.
All sessions led by Karin Pocock, AIARE Course Leader and AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Ski Guide, Professional Member of both American and Canadian Avalanche Associations, Irwin Guides of Crested Butte.
This course will continue the format from 2021 with classroom sessions being on-line webinars, videos and quizzes for student self-paced study. All on-line materials must be completed before students join the field work . Field work may be at Berthoud Pass or other backcountry locations based on permits granted by various USFS districts.
To ease the pain of weekend ski traffic congestion two weekday sessions in both January and February are offered. Registration for all sessions is limited to 18 students.
THERE ARE NO MAKE UP FIELD SESSIONS, NOR ARE REFUNDS MADE IF STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A FIELD SESSION.
Registration Opens November 1st
Session #1 January 21-23 Friday – Sunday
Session #2 January 24-26 Monday – Wednesday
Registration Opens December 1st
Session #3 February 18-20 Friday – Sunday
Session #4 February 21-23 Monday – Wednesday
All students must own or rent avalanche safety equipment which includes beacon, shovel, probe. Rentals may be obtained from commercial retail outfitters such as Bentgate, Golden, or REI Flag Store. No equipment is provided by CMC.
Student travel mode maybe either skis, split boards, or snowshoes
Tuition is set for all sessions at $485 and must be paid at the time of registration.
Contact: Linda Lawson 303/842-7040 or [email protected]