AIARE Avalanche Course Oregon

AIARE 1 Avalanche Course- For Skiers and Splitboarders

Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain

The level one course is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard and management.

The course is expected to:

  • Provide a basic understanding of avalanches
  • Describe a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain
  • Focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers”
  • Give lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course the student should be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain
  • Recognize avalanche terrain
  • Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain
  • Learn and apply effective companion rescue

Student Prerequisites

Students must :

  • Be prepared for both inside and outside coursework
  • Be able to travel in avalanche terrain on skis, or splitboard
  • Have previous experience skiing with a pack
  • Have previous experience using climbing skins and backcountry style bindings
  • Have previous experience skiing off piste or ungroomed conditions

Course Locations

Bend Location

All instruction takes place in the Central Oregon Cascades over 3 days.

Dec 15-17, 2018 – Full

Dec 18-20, 2018

Dec 19-21, 2018

Jan 8-10, 2019

Jan 12-14, 2019 – Full

Jan 19-21, 2019 – Full

Feb 12-14, 2019

Feb 16-18, 2019

Mt Hood

All instruction takes place in the Mt Hood area over 3 days.

Dec 6-8, 2018 – Full

Dec 12-14, 2018

Jan 3-5, 2019

Jan 17-19, 2019

Jan 31- Feb 2, 2019

 

Location:  
Central Oregon, Mount Hood, Three Sisters
Season: 
Winter
Cost: 

$450 per person.

Ratio: 
6:1
Trip Length: 
3 days
Trip Dates: 
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