WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELING IN THE BACKCOUNTY…
Do you know…
- Where the dangerous slopes are?
- How to avoid those slopes?
- What happens if the slope slides?
- How to perform a rescue?
TAKE AN AVALANCHE COURSE FROM AN AIARE PROVIDER
In the AIARE 1 course you will learn the basics for managing risk in the backcountry
You’ll learn how to…
- Plan for travel in avalanche terrain
- Identify avalanche terrain
- Decide where and how to travel
- Practice companion rescue
The AIARE 2 follows the AIARE 1
In the AIARE 2 you’ll learn…
- More about avalanche terrain, particularly from the perspective of stability analysis
- How the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability
- The standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability
- An advanced understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms
- How to use snow stability analysis and a forecasting framework
In the AIARE 3 you’ll learn…
- Operational style stability analysis/forecasting
- Independent and team decision making
- Knowledge based tools used in hazard forecasting
- New research in avalanche processes
The Continued Professional Development for Avalanche Workers course
In the CPD for Avalanche Workers you’ll…
- Review and discuss practices for risk management in avalanche operations with your peer group
- Contribute to round table exercises focused on strategies and tools that improve the daily avalanche forecast, mitigate the hazard, communicate risk, and improve worker and public safety.