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 30/70 classroom/field 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. All participants receive an AIARE 1 certification.
Pre-Registration Required. Maximum 12 students.
February 1-3, 2019 - Seeley Lake, MT
February 8-10, 2019 - Missoula, MT/Granite Pass
February 15-17, 2019 - Seeley Lake, MT
February 22-24, 2019 - Missoula, MT/Granite Pass
- 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
Classroom: Jackson, WY
Field Sessions: Togwotee Pass, WY
Lodging discounts and sled rentals are available - please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (307) 200-7929
The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).
Who Should Take this Course
The AIARE 1 is for ANYONE who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. Participants may have attended some awareness classes or workshops or completed the Avalanche Rescue course, but none are a prerequisite for this course. Aspiring professionals will need to take the AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue as a prerequisite for the Pro 1 course.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of the AIARE 1 course, the student should be able to:
- Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain.
- Effectively use The AIARE Risk Management Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting.
- Demonstrate effective companion rescue.
Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. There are no other prerequisites.