Avalanche 1

05 Jan 2012, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, No Comments.

Avalanche 1

This weekend, we are hosting students for an AIARE (The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level I avalanche course. We will also be offering another AIARE Avalanche 1 course the following weekend (Jan 13-15).  Click here for more details regarding this course.

Yes, even though we have a very limited snowpack and have yet to guide in the terrain, there is still enough coverage to teach this course.  As usual we are excited to provide quality backcountry education.

The AIARE Level 1 avalanche course is designed as an introductory “stand alone decision makers course” for those planning on traveling and recreating in avalanche terrain. Our instructors are AIARE trained and qualified. The 24 hours of course work focuses on the basic skills necessary to manage your risk in the winter backcountry.

This Colorado Level 1 course utilizes the AIARE course curriculum. At the end of the course you will be able to:

– Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain.
– Recognize avalanche terrain.
– Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain.
– Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

Cost: $325.00/student

Cost of the course covers: instruction, course materials, transportation to and from our course area, shovels, probes, beacons (although if you have your own tools or are thinking of getting them, we recommend bringing your own) and skis/boards if you need them. No food provides, beyond coffee.

For more detailed information, course outline and equipment list, please give us a call at (970) 879-5188 or email Eric Deering, course instructor, at Steamboat Powdercats: eric@steamboatpowdercats.com

Here are some images from past courses.






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