Hut-Based AIARE Level 1 Course

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

Staying at a ski hut is a wonderful experience in and of itself. Combine this opportunity with a hands-on AIARE Level 1 course and you’ll recieve an awesome introduction backcountry travel and skiing!

Participants will need to bring an extra set of clothes to wear at the hut, a lightweight sleeping bag, and lunch for both days. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by CBMG during the days you are at the hut. Be prepared for a wide range of weather as elements in the rockies can change dramatically with little notice. We will send you a detailed equipment list once you have registered for the course.

*Avalanche rescue gear is available for rent for an additional fee. Please inquire with the CBMG office for prices.

**Participants will need either alpine touring (AT), telemark, or split board equipment with skins; nordic skis (waxable or fish scales). Snowshoes are NOT an option for this particular hut trip.

Cost Includes: AIARE Certified Level 1 Course Leader; AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course Manual; AIARE Field Book, and AIARE Level 1 certificate upon successful completion of the course; 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners while at hut.

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