Motorized AIARE Avalanche Rescue
Motorized AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a 1 day / 8 hour field course aimed both at new and experienced backcountry riders that covers the essential life saving skills and techniques of companion rescue. Learn how to properly use your transceiver, shovel, avalanche probe, and other gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants can expand their skill set with advanced topics and complex realistic scenario practice. This course is a great for standalone learning; to expand on the basic rescue skills in a Level 1; or to begin every season with your riding group to get dialed on your skills and rescue gear. All participants will receive an AIARE Avalanche Rescue certification.
Pre-Registration Required. Maximum 12 students.
Course start is 9 a.m. at the field location selected with the day ending around 5pm at the trailhead.
Full details will be sent 7-10 days before course start.
- snowmobile or snow bike (reliable and appropriate for mountain riding)
- avalanche rescue gear (digital avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
- backpack (airbag pack optional)
- appropriate riding gear, extra layers, and food for a full day on the snow
- basic ability to ride off trail in varied terrain and deep snow, or single-track behind a leader in off-trail terrain.
- the appropriate trail sticker or state registration for your machine (or required trail passes for riding area)
- transportation to and from classroom and field locations with your machine
At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course the student should be able to:
- Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche.
- Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue.
- Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response.
- Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers.
- Develop a plan for continuing practice.
All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice in a realistic scenario.
Students who have previously taken an AIARE 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up realistic scenarios, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.