AIARE Pro 1 Class Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: No grading

  • Class Session: Welcome and introduction: course agenda, logistics, and evaluation criteria
  • Class Session: Introduction to the course risk management
  • Class Session: Course emergency response plan
  • Class Session: Locating a Study Plot
  • Field Session: Study Plot Weather Observations
  • Class Session: Recording and Documentation
  • Class Session: Storm Profile Analysis
  • Class Session: PM Operational Meeting
  • Class Session: Plan for Tomorrow

Day 2: No grading

  • Field session: AM Study Plot Observations
  • Class Session: Managing Hazard From New Snow and/or Wind (Part 1)
  • Class Session: Managing Hazard from New Snow and/or Wind (Part 2)
  • Class Session: Operational Meeting and Forecast
  • Field Session: Snow Profile
  • Field Session: Snowpack Tests
  • Field session: PM Study Plot Observations
  • Class session: Documenting Snow Profiles
  • Class session: Case History— Potential for Worker Bias with Snowpack Observations
  • Class session: Submit observations to the local advisory
  • Class Session: Plan for tomorrow

Day 3: Includes grading

  • Field session: AM Study Plot Observations
  • Class session: Managing Hazards That Persist in Old Snow Layers
  • Class session: Morning meeting and Trip Plan- For Grades
  • Guest Presentation: Introduction to Ski Area Avalanche Control Program*
  • Field Session: Control route simulation
  • Field Session: Managing a cornice problem
  • Field Session: Propagation Saw Test
  • Field Session: Worker Communication
  • Field session: PM Study Plot Observations
  • Class Session: Evening meeting
  • Class Session: The risks of working alone
  • Plan for tomorrow

Day 4: Includes grading

  • Field session: AM Study Plot Observations
  • Class session: Managing Hazards From Warming or Rain
  • Class session: Morning meeting and Trip Plan
  • Class session: Avalanche path documentation
  • Field session: Terrain exam: Avalanche Paths (5 marks)
  • Field session: Terrain exam: Avalanche terrain observations (10 marks)
  • Field session: Snowpack test exam (ECT and PST—5 marks)
  • Field session: PM Study Plot Observations Practice Exam
  • Class Session: PM Operational Form (for 5 marks)

Day 5: Includes grading

  • Field session: AM Study Plot Observations (Exam 5 marks)
  • Class session: AM Operational Forecast form (5 marks) and AM Meeting
  • Field session: Snow Profile exam (10 marks)
  • Field session: Compression Test exam (5 marks)
  • Field session: Terrain exam—moving safely over terrain (10 marks)
  • Class session: Written exam (20 marks)
  • Class session: Course close

 

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