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Get Avalanche Training - AIARE 1 (Part 5 - Resort to Backcountry) December

Learn decision making in avalanche terrain in order to confidently and safely plan and execute backcountry tours

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Get Avalanche Training - AIARE 1 (Part 5 - Resort to Backcountry) December
Get Avalanche Training - AIARE 1 (Part 5 - Resort to Backcountry) December

Time & Location

Dec 30, 2023, 6:30 AM – Dec 31, 2023, 5:00 PM

Gearhouse, 800 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA

About the event

About the Resort to Backcountry Program

Let’s get you backcountry skiing + splitboarding safely and confidently!

Join our incremental, step-by-step plan to go from a resort skier to a backcountry rider, and make backcountry buddies along the way.

Our system is designed to be low-commitment (choose which parts you want to do and at what pace), allowing you to progress as far as you feel comfortable or jump in at the level you feel best suits your needs. All backcountry gear available for rent too!

Parts 1-3 will get you to a level that you can confidently join any avalanche trained person in the backcountry! This is great stopping point for anyone’s first backcountry season, or you can keep on trucking through parts 4 and 5!

Parts 5 will get you avalanche trained and able to go with anyone that has toured before!

What to Expect:

With self-study (5hrs), an evening course (3hrs on Thurs 12/28) and two field days (8hrs each), AIARE 1 is a 24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. You can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry 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).

What You'll Learn:

  • Topics covering: Snowpack, Avalanche Phenomenon, Terrain Analysis, Stability Evaluation, Avalanche Hazard Ratings, Human Factors And Risk Assessment, Decision Making
  • Developing a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.
  • Identification of avalanche terrain.
  • Effective use of The AIARE Risk Management Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting
  • Effective companion rescue

How to Register:

  • Grab the discount code from the #backcountry2023-24 slack channel
  • RSVP on this event to take you to registration on our guiding partners site
  • Choose your preferred date
  • Finalise registration and pay

Logistics:

  • Be prepared for an early start and done around 5pm
  • Meet at Gearhouse for carpooling
  • Pick-up gear (if reserved)
  • Bring own clothing, snacks/lunch and water

What it Costs:  

Member

$445 + free gear

Non-Member

$495 (gear not included or +$200 with gear)

How to Register:

  • Gearhouse MEMBERS: Grab the 10% discount code from the #backcountry2023-24 slack channel
  • RSVP on this event to take you to registration on our guiding partners site
  • Choose your preferred date
  • Finalize registration and pay

What's Next:

Part 6 - Learn More Tour Options

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