AIARE Avalanche Safety Level 2


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*You must be at least 16 years old to register for this course*

Students can expect the following topics to be presented during the course:

Snow Metamorphism and Weather Effects on Snow

  • Surface Hoar Formation
  • Slab Mechanics
  • Stability Testing
  • Observation Guidelines
  • Recording Standards
  • Stability Analysis

Cost Includes: AIARE Certified Level 2 Course Leader; AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course Manual; AIARE Field Book, and AIARE Level 2 certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Not Included: Lunch & snacks, avalanche rescue gear*, backcountry travel system**

Student to Instructor Ratio: 6 to 1, with a maximum of 6 students per course.

Prerequisites: Participants should possess previous winter backcountry travel experience and be intermediate level backcountry skiers or riders. Snowshoes and Cross-Country skis are NOT appropriate for this course.

Suggested Reading: Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow, by Fesler & Fredston