We will be offering introductory avalanche awareness training courses at our own headquarters in Boulder as well as other locations around the Denver Metro area. None of the retail stores in this area are AIARE avalanche providers, but are excellent resources for gear and avalanche supplies.
Avalanche Awareness Classes (and avalanche safety classes):
Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness Course
Know Before You Go is a 90-minute presentation that provides an introduction to avalanche education. Developed between the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Utah Avalanche Center, the program starts with a 15-Minute film, featuring some of the biggest names in the snowsports community talking about avalanche safety and where to find the resources to stay safe in the backcountry. Following the film is an hour-long lecture that helps participants recognize the signs of dangerous avalanche-prone terrain, understand avalanche safety equipment, and know where to get the education to stay safe in the backcountry. Whether you are a skier, snowmobiler, snowshoer, hiker or someone who just enjoys spending time in the winter backcountry, this free course is an additional resource to staying safe in the mountains in winter.
Dates and Locations
Tuesday October 9th – Jax in Loveland
Thursday October 11th – Topo Designs in Boulder
Thursday October 18th – Rab in Denver
Thursday October 25th – Moosejaw in Boulder
Tuesday November 13th – Jax in Loveland
Monday January 14th – Feral Mountain Company in Denver
Wednesday February 6th – Spyder Ski Club in Boulder
Monday February 11th – Feral Mountain Company in Denver
Hotel Packages – All Courses: We have hotel packages for students close to our Boulder Headquarters.