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AIARE 1 Hybrid Course In South Lake Tahoe

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South Lake Tahoe AIARE 1 Hybrid Course

$595 Midweek
Per Person
$685Weekends
Per Person
Introductory 2 Days in Person + Online coursework South Lake Tahoe, CA
Our AIARE 1 Hybrid Course is a comprehensive, entry-level avalanche course in South Lake Tahoe designed for those with basic ski/snowboard touring experience. This avalanche course will include online classroom learning and two full days 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 before reserving for more information if you are not sure if you qualify. We also offer this course in North Lake Tahoe.
Mar 4-5, 2024
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Hybrid AIARE 1 Course In South Lake Tahoe

By removing the 8+ hours of in-person classroom learning and replacing it with online avalanche education, we’re able to provide an itinerary that works well for a busy person. We also offer a 3-day in-person course for those looking to spend more time learning alongside an instructor.

We’ve invested in creating our very own AIARE online format with videos, quizzes, and interactive classwork with the intention of maintaining the same learning outcomes while completely eliminating the need to spend extended periods of time in a classroom. Not only does our new hybrid AIARE course offer customized coursework with better, more in-depth content but you’ll still get two full days in the field with your avalanche safety instructors. We’re excited to unveil this new format as we lead the way in innovative mountain guiding techniques.

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.

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). Here is an example.

Fitness

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. This online learning takes approximately 5-8 hours.

Field Day 1
Skills & Technique

A meet and greet with your group of 6 students and single instructor will be completed outdoors, likely at a trailhead. The day will consist of an easy tour with stops throughout 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.

Our AIARE Instructors & Guides

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South Lake Tahoe AIARE 1 Course Questions

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