2019 – 2020 CWRAG Avalanche Education Dates Announced

2019 – 2020 Avalanche Awareness and Education (Denver, Boulder, Golden, Estes Park)

AIARE Level 1 Course / AIARE Level 2 Course / AIARE Avalanche (Companion) Rescue Course / Avalanche Awareness

For any outdoor enthusiast, traveling safely in a winter environment is paramount. These accredited American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses (AIARE Level 1, AIARE Level 2, Avalanche Rescue, and Avalanche Awareness) provide an introduction and opportunity for developing essential decision-making skills for avalanche hazard management.

In fall 2017, AIARE created a split in the recreational and professional avalanche education tracks. This track split has taken three-plus years of tedious work to create and has been a significant undertaking for AIARE (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving avalanche education in the United States and providing a standard avalanche curriculum for professional avalanche educators) and AAA (American Avalanche Association – our professional avalanche membership organization).

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides offers five recreational training courses:

  • AIARE Level 1
  • AIARE Level 2
  • AAIRE Avalanche Rescue Course (aka Companion Rescue)
  • Avalanche Awareness
  • AIARE Level 1 re-fresher – more information to come in October 2019

 

Level 1 Course Dates And Times: (Updated 07/18/19)

  1.  December 4, 5 and December 7, 8, 2019  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 
  2.  December 11, 12, and 14, 15, 2019  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  3.  December 18, 19, and 21, 22, 2019  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)  
  4.  January 8, 9, and 11, 12, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  5.  January 22, 23, and 25, 26, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  6.  February 5, 6, and 8, 9, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 
  7.  February 19, 20, and 22, 23, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  8.  March 4, 5, and 7, 8, 2020 (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  9. March 18, 19, and 21, 22, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 
  10. Possible additional course January 12, 13, and 15, 16, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) – We will confirm this late October 2019.

NOTE:  Our courses fill up, so register early!

Indoor classes are held in Boulder on Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm. Field days, which are either in Rocky Mountain National Park or Roosevelt National Forest, are held on Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Rate: $515 per participant. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer a friend who also registers for the same course and receive one $25 credit.  Due to high demand, any changes after registration will incur a $50 change fee.  **There are no refunds or make-ups for missed days.**

Level 2 Course Dates:

March 13-15, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Others to be added – check back in late October 2019

Rate: $545 per participant. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer a friend who also registers for the same course and receive one $25 credit.  Due to high demand, any changes after registration will incur a $50 change fee.  **There are no refunds or make-ups for missed days.**

Avalanche Rescue Course Dates:

December 13, 2019 (Friday)

January 24, 2020 (Friday)

March 6, 2020 (Friday)  

Rate: $210 per participant. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer a friend who also registers for the same course and receive one $25 credit.  Due to high demand, any changes after registration will incur a $50 change fee.  **There are no refunds or make-ups for missed days.**

Hotel Packages – All Courses:  We have hotel packages for students, close to our Boulder Headquarters.