The AIARE 1 is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. Instructional sessions are (3 days-8 hours/day = 24 hours total including both class and field instruction).
Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of the AIARE 1 course the student should be able to:
Instructional sessions (24 hours including both class and field instruction) :
1. Introduction to the Avalanche Phenomena
2. Observations and Information Gathering
3. Trip Planning and Preparation
4. Companion Rescue and Equipment
Classroom located within the Tahoe Mountain Sports store in Truckee with field work conducted on Donner Summit. 65% of course time spent in the field, 35% of course time in classroom. We run small courses with a maximum course participant size of 12 people. Ski and splitboard package rentals available from Tahoe Mountain Sports for $99 for the 3-day course. Further course details will be sent to you after registration is completed.
Students must be in at least moderate physical condition and be able to travel in mountainous terrain on skis or splitboard. Snowshoes are not allowed on this course. Students must be able to ski or ride on advanced terrain at a ski resort and be able to link turns in a variety of snow conditions. An Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding course before your avalanche course is recommended if you have ski/snowboard experience but no backcountry experience. The Into to Backcounty course will provide you with some of the basic skills and techniques needed for backcountry travel and familiarize you with the backcountry gear. We offer Intro to Backcountry courses most Saturdays throughout the winter season.
|Course Cost||$ 425.00|