AIARE Level 2: Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard
In the past the AIARE 2 was designed to be an entry level professional course. The redesigned AIARE 2 is designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue class. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.
Park City Based: Thanks to our unique partnership with Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski, Thousand Peaks Ranch, and the U.S. Forest Service, two full days of the AIARE 2 fieldwork is performed in a true, remote backcountry setting in the Uinta Mountains. We would like to thank our partners for their continued help and support in ensuring that AIARE 2 students in the Wasatch Mountains receive the best possible avalanche education. For more information on skiing and riding with Park City Powder Cats, please visit pccats.com.
Yurt-Based: This will be a backcountry-based avalanche course staged out of our Castle Peak Yurt. Students will spend two nights and three days at the Castle Peak Yurt in the Uinta National Forest. The course fee includes lodging at the yurt, all necessary equipment rentals, as well as breakfast and dinner for the two nights at the yurt. Students will be responsible for their own lunches.
Students must be 16 years of age or older.
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**Course logistics, times, and locations are subject to change due to the ever-evolving Covid-19 pandemic.**
Dates & Times:
- January 14th – 16th, 2022
- Starting at $670 per person
Price includes rental equipment.