AIARE Avalanche Level 2 Required Materials:

AIARE Level 2 Prep Quiz
Please print, fill out and bring your completed Level 2Prep Quiz to the course. The course will begin with discussion relating to your answers.

Avalanche Handbook
The indispensable authority on every aspect of avalanche formation, effects, and control. Available at The Back Country.

AIARE "Rite In The Rain" - all weather fieldbook
Required for the Level 2 course. The "industry standard" for Level 2 Observation and Documentation for Weather, Snowpack and Avalanches. Available at ASI & The Back Country.

Observation Guidelines & Recording Standards

Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States
The newly published American version similar to OGRS.

Available at The Back Country

Snow Study Tools
  • Digital Thermometer (Celsius/Fahrenheit)
  • BCA Slope Meter
  • Aluminum Crystal Card
  • 6x Magnifying Loupe
  • 30cm Snow Saw (with sheath)
  • Fiberglass rulers (1m and 2m)

Available at The Back Country