AIARE Level 1 – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
AIARE COMBINED COMPANION RESCUE AND LEVEL 2 – Decision Makin in Avalanche Terrain
In 2022 there will be 4 sessions of AIARE Level 1, Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain, offered. There will be one session combing both Companion Rescue and Level 2 – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain
If you ski, board or snowshoe in avalanche terrain AIARE Level 1, a 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.
One session of the combined AIARE Companion Rescue and Level 2 will be offered in March 2022. AIARE Level 1 and Companion Rescue are both pre-requisites for Level 2, so we have combined the Companion Rescue and Level 2 courses into one which will engage students through online self paced materials, Zoom sessions and three field days.
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.
AIARE LEVEL 1 – Registration Opens November 1st
Session #1 January 21-23 Friday – Sunday. Click here to register.
Session #2 January 24-26 Monday – Wednesday. Click here to register.
AIARE LEVEL 1 – Registration Opens December 1st
Session #3 February 18-20 Friday – Sunday. Click here to register.
Session #4 February 21-23 Monday – Wednesday. Click here to register.
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 for AIARE Level 1 is set for all sessions at $485 and must be paid at the time of registration.
AIARE Combined Companion Rescue and Level 2
March 22 – 24 Tuesday – Thursday. Click here to register.
Tuition for AIARE Combined Companion Rescue and Level 2 is set at $625 and must be paid at the time of registration.
Contact: Linda Lawson 303/842-7040 or LKL14er@comcast.net