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AIARE 1: 2-Day Hybrid Course In North Lake Tahoe

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North Lake Tahoe AIARE 1: 2-Day Hybrid Avalanche Education Course

$595 Midweek
Per Person
Per Person
Introductory 2 Days and Online Coursework Lake Tahoe, CA
Our AIARE 1 Hybrid Course is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche education course in North Lake Tahoe designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. It will be 2-days of in-person learning, both in a classroom and in 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. This course is also available in South Lake Tahoe.
April 13-14, 2024PRIVATE UC Berkeley Course
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A new take on Avalanche Education, we’ve adapted the AIARE framework to a partially-online format to allow for increased field time with our Tahoe guides!

During the 20/21 season, it only made sense to alter our Lake Tahoe avalanche education program. The hybrid online + field days itinerary worked well, and we have decided to keep it as an option for our AIARE 1 courses moving forward. The online portion of this course consists of approximately 8 hours of coursework that can be completed on your own time.

Backcountry 1.0 course, or 5-10 days of touring experience.
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).
Excellent physical fitness is required. Skiers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
Digital Learning
Online Classroom

The digital component of the AIARE 1 course includes self-paced online learning and a final exam that must be completed before the in-person course. The online learning takes approximately 5-8 hours to complete, depending on your pace.

Field Day 1
Skills & Techniques

A meet and greet with your group of 6 students and single instructor will be completed outdoors, likely at a trailhead. The day will comprise of an easy tour with stops through the day to work on terrain recognition and rescue skills.

Field Day 2
Skills & Techniques

The final day of the course builds on the prior day, culminating in a full planning session and execution of a backcountry tour.

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