AIARE Level 1 is traditionally a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management focusing on creating options and making informed decisions for travel in avalanche terrain.
We are excited to be participating in a pilot program this season that adds an online component to an AIARE I course, freeing up more time to spend in the field practicing skills. Students enrolling in the “Blended Learning AIARE I” will receive an additional 8 hours of self-directed online instruction. This additional instruction will give students a head start on understanding avalanche terminology, weather and avalanche forecasts and skills needed for safe travel in the backcountry, enabling them to take the most from their class experience.
Major themes emphasized in this course are: decision-making, avalanche terrain recognition, planning and preparation, and effective companion rescue. This course meets the American Avalanche Association guidelines for Level 1
When: March 14-16, 2015
Where: Black Rapids Lodge, Alaska Range MP 227 Richardson Highway
Cost: $350 Register for the course (907) 255-2242
Students arrange lodging and meals with The Lodge at Black Rapids