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AIARE 1: 3-Day Avalanche Course

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AIARE 1: 3-Day Avalanche Course

$595Midweek
$685Weekends
Introductory 3 days, 8 hours a day Lake Tahoe, California
This is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course in North Lake Tahoe designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. It will be three days of in-person learning, both in a classroom and the field. There are no other prerequisites, although, if you have less than 5 days of backcountry experience, you need to join our Backcountry 1.0 course first. Please see the preparation section for more information before reserving if you are not sure if you qualify.
Dec 01, 2023 – Dec 03, 2023
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Take your first steps into the world of Avalanche Education, and begin to establish an intricate understanding of the Backcountry.

We are providing an all in-person AIARE again this season! It will be 3 full days: 2 days with half of the day in class and half in the field. The third day will have a short classroom meeting in the morning and then spend the majority of the day doing field based learning.

You must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider for this course and be comfortable on both on and off-piste terrain in a variety of conditions. Here is a good example of intermediate skiers and riders.

Prerequisites

Backcountry 1.0 course, or 5-10 days of touring experience.

Technical

Must be an advanced intermediate skier/rider that is competent on and off-piste in a variety of conditions. This is comparable to confidence on all blue and most black diamond runs at the resort (including ungroomed terrain).

Fitness

Excellent physical fitness is required. Skiers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
Day 1 & 2
Classroom + In Field

The first two days of your course will be used to learn in a classroom with your instructors. After lunch each day, you will practice and observe the lessons that were taught in the morning out in the field.

Day 3
In Field

The last day is used to put together all the skills learned and practiced in the first few days of your course. You will plan and execute your own ski tour with a small team alongside an instructor.

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