AIARE Releases Results of New Study Indicating Avalanche Education Positively Impacts Behaviors in the Backcountry

AIARE course graduates report increases in avalanche preparedness practices during trip preparation, planning, and during backcountry travel TELLURIDE, Colorado (Oct. 12, 2023) – The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), the leading provider of recreational avalanche education in the United States, conducted a first-of-its-kind study with Eastern Oregon University indicating that students who…

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Avalanche Alliance Awards $45,000 to Avalanche Centers to Support Motorized Areas

Avalanche centers across the U.S., while partially funded by the USFS, rely on strong community support for their efforts to present the most up-to-date and valuable information for backcountry travelers. Avalanche Centers fund and manage remote weather stations, employ forecasters to track and interpret field and weather data, and increasingly play a leading role in…

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AIARE Launches 2023–24 Women’s Mentorship Program

TELLURIDE, CO – The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), along with title partners Mammut and the GORE-TEX Brand and supporting partner RAB, have launched the third season of AIARE’s Women’s Mentorship Program . The program aims to welcome women across all levels of experience to the snow and avalanche industry, build networks,…

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2021–22 Instructor Survey Results

We’re excited to share the results of last season’s annual instructor survey. Our goal, building on results of previous years’ surveys, is to gain a better understanding of AIARE instructors’ demographics, compensation, and work environment. The 45-question survey was developed by an outside evaluator and AIARE staff, then delivered to all AIARE instructors through email,…

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Avalanche Education Community Mourns the Passing of Dr. Clinton Culp

Dr. Culp was instructing an AIARE Course Leader Training when he suffered a non-trauma medical emergency South Lake Tahoe, CA, Jan. 30, 2023 — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Clinton Culp, a highly respected and beloved AIARE avalanche educator and the Director of the Wilderness Education & Outdoor…

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Arctic Cat ® and The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Team up to Advance Avalanche Safety Education

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN./TELLURIDE, COLO. — Arctic Cat® Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) announced today that AIARE has become Arctic Cat’s official avalanche safety education partner. This relationship will further promote avalanche safety education to a larger audience, so more snowmobile enthusiasts can share…

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Avalanche Centers Receive Funding to Support Motorized Areas

Avalanche centers across the U.S. will be making significant long-term improvements for the motorized backcountry community thanks to the Avalanche Alliance grant funding. This year the Avalanche Alliance focused on supporting avalanche centers that are making long-term impacts for backcountry motorized users by supporting projects that are serving high-use motorized areas, creating infrastructure to support…

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CAC warning about smartphone Apps

The Canadian Avalanche Center warns backcountry users about new smartphone Apps. Oct 24 , 2013, Revelstoke, BC: Smartphone avalanche search applications that are marketed as avalanche rescue systems are not recommended , says the Canadian Avalanche Centre ( CAC ) . Three European – made apps are presenting themselves as economical alternatives to avalanche transceivers,…

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Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2013

On behalf of the 2013 Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop Steering Committee, we are excited to announce that we are hosting our third annual Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop (NRASW 2013). The venue for NRASW 2013 will be the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana and the date is Saturday, OCTOBER 12th- mark your calendars!…

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NWAC Job Announcement – Professional Observer wanted

Job Description: The Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center (FOAC) is looking to hire four Professional Observers to provide backcountry observations throughout the NWAC service area to the NWAC forecast team. The Professional Observer’s Network will provide timely and relevant professional-level observations to the NWAC team, thus reducing the data gaps in NWAC forecast areas.…

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