Motorized AIARE Level 1
Motorized AIARE Level 1 is a 3 day / 24 hour avalanche course specifically designed for snowmobilers and snow bikers. With a 70/30 field/classroom split, this course emphasizes riding time and teaches the fundamental aspects of the AIARE risk management process and decision making with respect to backcountry snowmobiling and snow biking in avalanche terrain. Topics covered include preparation, planning, and execution of a backcountry ride based on avalanche conditions, avalanche terrain identification, hazard mitigation and safe travel techniques; weather, snowpack, and stability analysis; and avalanche rescue techniques. This is the essential course for any backcountry snowmobiler. All participants receive an AIARE 1 certification after completion.
Pre-Registration Required. Maximum 12 students.
This course - along with Avalanche Rescue - is a pre-requisite for Level 2 or Pro 1.
- snowmobile or snow bike (reliable and appropriate for mountain riding)
- avalanche rescue gear (digital avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
- backpack (airbag pack optional)
- DOT approved helmet
- the ability to ride off trail in varied terrain and deep snow
- a Wyoming State trails sticker
- transportation to and from classroom and field locations with your machine