Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides announces 2020 – 2021 AIARE Avalanche Education Courses

Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides announces 2020 – 2021 AIARE Avalanche Education Courses

2020 – 2021 AIARE Avalanche Awareness and Education (Denver, Boulder, Golden, Estes Park)

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

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides is a Colorado avalanche education leader in avalanche safety and education, with nearly two decades of experience providing top-quality winter education across the Front Range. We’re proud to present our 2020 – 2021 AIARE Level I, II, Rescue, and Skills Update Courses in keeping with the tradition of sterling avalanche safety training that we are known for.

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.

Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides offers five recreational training courses:

  • AIARE Level 1
  • AIARE Level 2
  • AAIRE Avalanche Rescue Course (aka Companion Rescue)
  • AIARE Level 1 re-fresher – more information to come in September 2020
  • Avalanche Awareness

Level 1 Course Dates And Times: (Updated 08/16/20)

  1.  December 02, 03, and 05, 06, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  2.  December 09, 10, and 12, 13, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  3.  December 16, 17, and 16, 17, 2020  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  4.  January 06, 07, and 09, 10, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  5. January 13, 14, and 16, 17, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  6. January 20, 21, and 23, 24, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  7. February 03, 04, and 06, 07, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 
  8.  February 17, 18, and 20, 21, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  9.  March 03, 04, and 06, 07, 2021 (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  10. March 10, 11, and 13, 14, 2021  (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun) 

 

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.

COVID 19-Update Note: We most likely with be having Wednesday and Thursday evening indoor classroom via zoom and are working on a few outlines to maximize participant experience and learning and will have more details in the coming month.  

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.**

Our AIARE Level I Courses are designed to fit around a typical workday schedule in order to maximize learning time around everyday life, with two four hour classroom sessions in our office in Gunbarrel, North Boulder, and two full-day field days in Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest. In addition, we have partnered with Backcountry Access (BCA) to provide our students with the latest and best in avalanche beacons, probes, and shovels, which are available for rent to our students for the duration of the course at no additional charge.

AIARE Level I is meant to teach the fundamentals of avalanche safety including reading terrain, choosing safe ascent and descent routes, mitigating hidden dangers, and learning to locate and rescue a buried companion. Although we love the mountains, sometimes the mountains don’t love us, and we want to be sure that we are providing the best way to find and mitigate dangerous situations.

 

Level 2 Course Dates:

March 12-14, 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Others to be added – check back in September 2020.

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:

  1. December 11th (Friday)
  2. January 30th (Saturday)
  3. February 13th (Saturday)
  4. February 27th (Saturday)
  5. March 13th (Saturday)

Note: We will be adding additional Sunday dates, please stay tuned for more information.

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.**

 

AIARE Level 1 re-fresher – Update your skills – 1 day 

This is a one day refresher if you have taken a AAIRE level 1 within the last three years and want a one day field day intensive to to update and/or refresh your skills.

  1. December 19th (Friday)
  2. December 11th (Friday)
  3. January 31st (Sunday)
  4. February 14th (Sunday)
  5. February 28th (Sunday)
  6. March 14th (Sunday)

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.** We require 3 minimum registrants for day to go.

 

Other Winter Experiences: Please inquire on dates and details

  1. Backcountry Intensive Week – Hut Based (5 days)
  2. Intro to Ski Mountaineering (4 days)
  3. Rocky Mountain Steep Ski Descents Camp (5 days)
  4. Rocky Mountain National Park Ice Climbing (1, 2 and 3 days)
  5. Intro to Waterfall Ice Climbing (1, 2 and 3 days)
  6. Backcountry Ski Guiding (1 day to 10 days)

 

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