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Course handout material and the use of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Max class size:
6 with 1 Instructor

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

AIARE Avalanche Level 1

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 REFRESH      1 Day
Update your Level 1 with the latest curriculum

This is the best way to update your previous Level 1 avalanche course. We will present annual information updates including new technology and techniques along with new resources for information to keep you current.

The field travel portion of the course presents realistic decision making excercises along with a valuable rescue practice drill including full-scene management with transciever, probe and shovel. We all need to practice!

Cost: $205

Dates 2020/2021:
Dec 19 (Sat)
Dec 27(Sun)
Jan 9 (Sat)
Feb 7 (Sun)

The Level 1 REFRESH begins indoors with a review of basics. Then, an afternoon of travel in the field applying skills. Similar to the last day of a Level 1 course.

Classroom session will include:
  • Interpret the Avalanche Forecast
  • Map reading lesson
  • Group member assessment
  • Create a tour plan
  • Review Observations Checklist
  • Personal/Group gear check
  • Safety plan review
Field Session will include:
  • Terrain travel, group management
  • Observations and information gathering
  • Terrain identification and utilization
  • Hazard recognition
  • Travel techniques
  • Spontaneous tests
  • Bonding tests
  • Enroute decision making
  • New rescue equipment demo
  • Strategic shoveling
  • Complete rescue practice including multi-burial

Previous AIARE Level 1 Course. Ability to travel in avalanche terrain.

Review Avalanche Level 1 Student Manual. The download will be provided after course registration.

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