backcountryJoin us this season for some avalanche education. In addition to the Level 1 course, we are offering two new courses, the AIARE 2 and also a 1-day Avalanche Rescue course (which is a pre-requisite for the AIARE 2). See below for a brief description of all three AIARE courses we offer with Alpenglow.

AIARE 1 – This is a comprehensive, entry level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski / snowboard touring experience. There are no other prerequisites. This is a great course to take before heading out into the backcountry. This one day course will introduce you to the fundamentals of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. After this course, you will be able to plan and execute an efficient, simple backcountry ski tour. Bring your questions and get ready to learn the techniques and tricks from a professional ski guide. Our Introduction to Backcountry Skiing course is a recommended prerequisite for the AIARE 1 Avalanche course.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue – New this year in AIARE’s curriculum is the avalanche rescue course. This is a one day course that is a prerequisite to the AIARE 2 Avalanche course. This one-day course is designed to keep backcountry travelers up to date on best practices and gear for avalanche rescue. Suitable for both new and more experienced skiers and riders, this course will keep you and your friends ready for the unthinkable.

AIARE 2In addition to the traditional AIARE 1 course and the new Avalanche Rescue course, Alpenglow now offers the next step in avalanche education. Following AIARE’s curriculum the AIARE 2 course takes off where the AIARE 1 ends, adding to your avalanche hazard management toolbox with the introduction of critical hazard assessment factors. By describing and discussing weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, students are able to identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. Historically the Level 2 Avalanche course has been the entry level professional course for ski guides, patrollers and forecasters. This season, the course has been redesigned to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who are looking to advance their decision making skills in more complex terrain and situations.

For more information on our courses, our Lake Tahoe tours, or any of our other international expeditions check out our website. For any questions call our office at 877-873-5376 or send us an email  info@alpenglowexpeditions.com.