AIARE Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities for AIARE Instructor Training courses and AIARE PRO courses, as well as AIARE 1 classes. Please note that you must apply for the respective course for which you seek a scholarship. . Kizaki-Wolf Scholarship for Instructor Training, Course Leader Training & PRO Training The Kizaki-Wolf AIARE Scholarship supports outstanding outdoor […]

AIARE Course Cancellation

If you need to cancel your course, please notify AIARE as soon as possible. AIARE will refund course tuition less a $150 administrative fee for cancellations made at least 40 days before the start of the course. There are no refunds or course transfers for cancellations within 40 days of the start of the course. […]

Course Leader Training

Course Description The AIARE Course Leader Training (CLT) is a five-day course that trains highly-experienced AIARE Instructors to lead Avalanche Awareness, Avalanche Rescue, AIARE 1, and AIARE 2 courses. Participants will apply their operational risk management skills and experience as AIARE Instructors while learning how to create positive learning environments for AIARE course students. Participants […]

Instructor Training Course

Course Description The AIARE Instructor Training Course (ITC) is a five-day course that trains aspiring instructors to teach Awareness, Avalanche Rescue, AIARE 1, and AIARE 2 courses. ITC Participants learn how to work with a team under the supervision of an AIARE Course Leader to ensure students meet the learning outcomes of AIARE’s Decision Making […]

AIARE Motorized Program

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 fewyears, AIARE has diligently worked in conjunction with experts in the snowmobile community to develop a motorized specific curriculum. More than […]

AIARE PRO 1 Bridge Course/Exam

AIARE is not currently offering PRO 1 Bridge courses.  Course/Exam Description The AIARE PRO 1 Bridge Course/Exam is a two-day exam that provides certification for the experienced avalanche worker. On the first day, participants will be introduced to the evaluation criteria for the course; they will participate in practice field sessions; and they will complete […]


Course Description  Where the PRO 1 focuses on avalanche workers as team members, the PRO 2 is designed for those who are (or will become) operational leaders, such as: the lead in avalanche forecasting operations and guides or ski patrol leaders who operate alone and/or will be responsible for risk management of a group or […]


Course Description The PRO 1 is a multi-faceted course designed for several audiences.  Entry level professionals who are seeking training and certification for employment in avalanche programs at ski area, transportation, heli and ski tour guiding, alpine and expedition guiding, snowshoe guiding, snowmobile guiding, and public forecasting operations. Working professionals who want to better understand […]

Support AIARE

AIARE is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. Your tax deductible gift allows us fulfill our mission of saving lives through avalanche education. Your support helps AIARE in the following ways: Reduce avalanche injuries and fatalities by providing us the means to build awareness to a wider audience. Support research projects on the decision making […]

COAA Avalanche Scholarship

Central Oregon Avalanche Association has teamed up with Oregon Ski Guides and Three Sisters Backcountry to offer four (4) AIARE 1 avalanche scholarships. The idea behind the scholarship fund is to increase avalanche awareness and safety in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on the Oregon Cascades. The scholarship recipients will be given an AIARE […]