AIARE Level 1 – Weston Sponsored
FREE Weston demo gear available for participants. Touring skis and Splitboards. Exact models and sizes are limited and priority given to those who sign up first. Boots not included – but downhill boots are fine.
Should be a competent skier/snowboarder with basic understanding of touring equipment
The AIARE 1 is a three-day course that provides an introduction to using decision making tools to help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain. This course does not overlap much curriculum with the Avalanche Rescue- they are considered complementary courses.
Course meets at RMOC. Actual mountain venues will be determined on a daily based on current weather and snowpack. We operate in the Sawatch Range of Central Colorado and have access to a variety of zones.
Actual syllabus will be emailed to participant after registration. Will be a combination of virtual learning and outdoor classroom time. Expect long sessions in a snowpacked mountain environment.
Avi kits included (Beacon, shovel, probe, backpack). Meals NOT included
Course taught by Weston sponsored Guide
- January 16-18
- February 19-21
- March 12-14
AIARE Avalanche Rescue
Ability to maneuver around a cold mountain environment with deep snow
Avalanche Rescue is for everyone, whether you are just learning how to use your transceiver, an aspiring professional, or a backcountry traveler with many years of backcountry experience. This one-day course is a place to both learn new skills and keep your existing skills sharp. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2. This course is a separate curriculum from Avalanche 1.
Course meets at RMOC. Mountain venue will be determined by current weather and snowpack.
Avi kits (beacon, shovel, probe, backpack) provided. Splitboards and skis available for rent. No boots for rent, all gear compatible with downhill boots.
- January 9
- February 13
- March 20