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Stories: AIARE Avalanche Courses

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

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Halloween Promotion: 15% Off All AIARE Avalanche Courses Through Nov 1!

Written by Robert Kyte Through November 1st, 2022, Alpenglow is excited to offer 15% off all AIARE courses with the code Spooky22. We recognize the potential for adventure to be…
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Glen Poulsen’s Tips and Tricks for Spring Touring

As we transition into the spring skiing month’s here in Tahoe (with a few intermittent powder dumps, we hope!),  a few words of wisdom from a local legend and one…
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Before and After the AIARE 1: The Backcountry Series

Written by Isaac Laredo Friends don’t let friends teach each other how to backcountry ski because it’s an environment that can be unforgiving to the school of Knox style. We…
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What are Backcountry Ski Touring Bindings?

The time has come. You’re ready to leave the boundaries of the resort and venture out into the world of backcountry ski touring. We couldn’t be more stoked for you!…
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Backcountry Ski Touring Boots vs Downhill Resort Boots

  So you’re wanting to start backcountry skiing? Before you click into your skis and head out, you should go over what equipment you’ll need to make sure you’re properly…
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AIARE Avalanche Courses Go Digital

COVID-19 Brings Changes to AIARE Avalanche Courses We are pleased to announce a new format for teaching AIARE 1 & AIARE 2 avalanche courses effective upcoming 20/21 winter season. While…
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Backcountry Education: What’s the next step?

  Whether it’s your first year in the skin track or your fifth, now is the time to plan to get backcountry educated! We get a lot of questions from…
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10 Next Steps after your AIARE 1 Avalanche Course

Words by Tim Mincey So you just finished an AIARE 1 course. Congrats! Nice work taking a huge step in your avalanche education, and making yourself a much more valuable…
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Alpenglow Backcountry Gear Guide

  Backcountry skiing and riding may be all about going light, but that doesn’t mean it’s “gear-lite.” You’ll need a lot of specialized equipment to have a safe and successful…
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Anatomy of a Guide’s Kit

Ski Guide Tim Dobbins breaks down exactly what he keeps in his pack As part of the AIARE 1 Avalanche Course that he teaches, Tim always gives an overview of…
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