Level 1 Refresher Avy Course – AIARE – 1 dayCall to Book Sold Out
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. The Level 1 course is accredited American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).
All courses fill up, so register early!
AIARE Level 1 Course – Colorado Wilderness Rides & Guides: taught by AIARE-certified instructors:
- Observations of avalanche activity, weather, snowpack and slope configurations, and how they directly correlate to avalanche potential.
- Training and practice with beacons and rescue techniques.
- Snow pit location, excavation, and analysis.
- An understanding of the right questions to ask when planning to travel in the backcountry, and the practice of useful lessons and exercises that are applicable in the field.
- This course is a great building block for those who have taken a basic avalanche awareness course (like those offered by outdoor retailers) or any previous avalanche education or training.
- Instructors: Joshua Baruch (Course Lead) and Cindy Gagnon or Jill Yarger (Course Instructors) based on registrations.
- Prerequisite(s): AIARE Level 1 Course.
Free $25 Credit: 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.**
Free Gear Rental: The first ten (10) people to register for each course will receive free use of a beacon, shovel, and probe during the course.
2020/2021 Level 1 Refresher Course
- December 19th (Friday), 2020
- December 11th (Friday), 2020
- January 31st (Sunday), 2021
- February 14th (Sunday), 2021
- February 28th (Sunday), 2021
- March 14th (Sunday), 2021
Rate: $210 per participant. Due to high demand, any changes after registration will incur a $50 change fee. **There are no refunds or make-ups for missed days.**
The course operates with a minimum of three participants and a maximum of 14. The AIARE Course Leader is Joshua. The addition of other AIARE Instructors will be based on the number of participants, with a maximum seven-to-one ratio of students to instructor.
A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.
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.