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AIARE Rec Level 1 and 2 Courses: "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain"

Registration is live!

For this season, classroom sections of these courses may be virtual. All fieldwork will occur in-person.

For more COVID-19 related information, check our FAQs on our Adventure Program page. 

 Dates:

  • AIARE Rec 1
  • January 16-18, 2021
  • February 13-15, 2021
  • AIARE Rescue Course, please visit the Rescue Course webpage.
  • AIARE Rec 2
  • February 26-28, 2021

AIARE Lv 1

Pre-requisites: Ability to skin uphill and ski/snowboard downhill through steep, ungroomed terrain under any weather or snowpack conditions (No snowshoes allowed on the course, contact us if you have a group of snowshoers who are interested in avalanche instruction).

Price:  $425 (30% off with a valid Wildcard!!)

Price Includes: AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Course Instruction, Course materials, rental of beacon, probe, shovel as needed**.

**If you will require use of our Avy safety packages, you must place a rental order with our shop to secure these items, free of charge, for your course.

Classroom session will be held at Weber State University.  All field sessions will take place on US forest service land utilizing special use permits, or on private land with permission from industry partners.


AIARE Lv 2

Pre-requisites:

  • Must have completed a AAA accredited Level 1 Avalanche Course, and a AAA accredited Avalanche Rescue Course.
  • Ability to skin uphill and ski/snowboard downhill through steep, ungroomed terrain under any weather or snowpack conditions (No snowshoes allowed on the course, contact us if you have a group of snowshoers who are interested in avalanche instruction).

Price:  $500 (30% off with a valid Wildcard!!)

Price Includes: AIARE Avalanche Level 2 Course Instruction, Course materials, rental of beacon, probe, shovel as needed**.

**If you will require use of our Avy safety packages, you must place a rental order with our shop to secure these items, free of charge, for your course.

Classroom session will be held at Weber State University.  All field sessions will take place on US forest service land utilizing special use permits, or on private land with permission from industry partners.


Fitness Level:  Participants will be required to do a fair amount of skiing in the backcountry.  Participants should be in good physical condition, and be familiar with their ski touring or splitboard equipment. 

Age:  18

Time commitment: Minimum of 24 hours of instruction, at least 60 percent spent in the field.

Transport:  Participants are responsible for transporting themselves to classroom and field sessions.  None will be more than 1 hour from downtown Ogden.

Required Equipment:  See Below


Details:
This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Recreational Level I or 2 course titled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". The course will be taught over 3 days.  

  • Participants will need to provide their own touring equipment ie: AT, Telemark, or Splitboard (No snowshoes allowed on the course).
  • Participants will also need to bring enough food and water for a full day of touring.
  • Participants will be given a full equipment list prior to the course.
  • Participants will need to bring an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe. All of this equipment can be rented from the WSU Outdoor Program.

Course Description

For more information please contact Hayley Prine: hayleyprine@weber.edu || 801-626-7905

Pre-Registration

Registration is required by 6 p.m. the Tuesday prior to the course

  • Start Registration Online (registrations are not complete until payment is taken over the phone or in person)
  • Call us at 801-626-6373 to register OR
  • Stop by: 4022 Stadium Way, Ogden, UT, 84408