Avalanche Rescue

This is an 8-hour AIARE Avalanche Rescue course that will cover the following:

  • 8 hours of field practice
  • Avalanche survivability
  • Rescue methods and proper use of safety devices
  • Avalanche rescue procedures and best practices
  • Single and multiple burial scenarios
  • Personal burial and avalanche burial common mistakes

For any outdoor enthusiast, traveling safely in a winter environment is paramount to adventuring in and around avalanche terrain.

Location: In Rocky Mountain National Park or Roosevelt National Forest. This will be determined the week of the course, based on current snow conditions.

Companion Rescue Dates: (Updated 12/16/18)

January 05, 2019  (Saturday) – FULL

January 25, 2019  (Friday) – 7 Spots Available

March 7, 2019 (Thursday) – 5 Spots Available

Note: We will be offering  an AIARE Avalanche Rescue 1-day course prior to both of our Level 2 courses, as AIARE Avalanche Rescue is now a prerequisite for AIARE Level 2.

Rate: $200 per participant. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer a friend who registers for the same course and receive one $25 credit.

Included in our rates: All instruction and AIARE rescue course materials, AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors, AIARE certificate of completion. All course materials will be provided.  *** The first 10 people to register for each course will receive free use of a beacon, shovel, and probe during the course.***

Not included in our rates: Transportation, meals, or personal gear. A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of your course registration. We are happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it. You may purchase a BCA slope meter from us for $20 at the time of registration or $25 during the course.

Instructors: Joshua Baruch (Course Lead) and Cindy Gagnon or Jill Yarger (Course Instructors) based on registrations.