In the last five years, 25% of the avalanche fatalities have been individuals on snowmobiles or snowbikes. AIARE envisions education and increased awareness as a way to bring this number down. Over the last few years, AIARE has diligently worked in conjunction with experts in the snowmobile community to develop a motorized specific curriculum.
More than anything, AIARE wants to increase avalanche education participation in the snowmobile community. With the increased power and capabilities of a snowmobile; snowmobilers are able to climb higher and further than human powered backcountry travelers. This puts snowmobilers at a greater risk of entering avalanche terrain unaware of their surroundings and the potential dangers in the backcountry.
AIARE 1 Motorized
This course addresses more than rescue and awareness; it is for those who intentionally want to travel in or through avalanche terrain and want to learn how to work with a group to manage their avalanche risk. Throughout an AIARE 1 Motorized course, AIARE Instructors identify and focus on unique elements of motorized backcountry travel, focusing on snowmobilers’ unique use of terrain, speed of travel, and group communication.
Check out the following AIARE Providers to find AIARE Motorized Courses: