Skiing Ability Level
 Click on rating

Ski Technical Difficulty:
 Click on rating

Mountain Skill Rating:
 Click on rating

Physical Condition:
 Click on rating

Includes:
Student Manual (pdf file) and the use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Does not include:
New AIARE Fieldbook and personal items on the Equipment List.



Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

AIARE Avalanche Level 1

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 PLUS      4 Day
Level 1 with additional backcountry skills day

This course is designed to cover the entire AIARE Level 1 curriculum and provide yet more field time to incorporate complementing skills. It will enhance both personal backcountry skills as well as group participation and leadership skills. This unique and extra valuable course is taught at the Backcountry Adventure Center classroom at Sugar Bowl.

The course will work to improve general winter backcountry savvy in conjunction with more opportunity to apply different skills. No "short course" will ever substitute for time spent in the snow, gaining the experience that can only be obtained over time. This course is a stride forward in the process.

Think of this course as the ultimate backcountry ski course that also includes an AIARE Level 1. This course will help qualify you to go on to intermediate and advanced backcountry and ski mountaineering routes. This is great training if you're a recreational leader or headed on the Guide Training track.

Please familiarize yourself with the following resources as they will help prepare you for the topics discussed in the course.

Skills covered in addition to AIARE Level 1:
  • Touring effectively with climbing skins
  • Uphill track setting and kick turn techniques
  • Tour plan conversion to a navigation plan
  • Navigation techniques
  • Emergency response after an accident
  • Improvised rescue sled
  • Emergency survival
REGISTER >>>
Cost: $595



COURSE MATERIALS
Required: AIARE Fieldbook $20
Optional: Printed Student Manual $10

A pdf of the Student Manual will be provided in your Email Confirmation. A "Classroom Copy" of the Student Manual will also be available for students to use during the course. Students may purchase (pre-pay) a printed Student Manual when registering.



Dates:
Dec 28-31, 2013 (Sat-Tues)
Jan 24-27, 2014 (Fri-Mon)
Mar 7-10, 2014 (Fri-Mon)




Classroom vs. Field time:

Day 1 - 50% classroom, 50% field

Day 2 - 50% classroom, 50% field

Day 3 - 25% classroom, 75% field

Day 4 - 100% field

Schedule may vary due to conditions.



Prerequisites:

Ability to travel through avalanche terrain with at least strong intermediate skiing ability. Previous introduction to touring recommended.



Questions about this course?

Name:  Email:




   Equipment List
   Logistics

   Follow-up Programs
   Resources

   Avalanche Forecast
   Weather Forecast
   Road Conditions
   Trip Insurance


©2012 Alpine Skills International  
Site Map