Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Denver/ Estes Park 4/4/2017


Colorado Mountain School

(800) 836-4008 (Wk)

Course location

Denver/ Estes Park, CO


Begin: 04/04/2017; End: 04/09/2017



Course Details

Learn how to make better decisions in avalanche terrain with the Colorado Mountain School, the world's largest and most experienced AIARE provider!

We're bringing avalanche education to you! Join us for our unique, convenient split course experience in either Boulder or Denver and let us accommodate your work schedule. This course will meet in the classroom for three hours Tuesday and Thursday evenings before reconvening in Estes Park for a weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Our instructor team is made of experienced AIARE instructors and professional mountain guides with decades of experience in avalanche terrain, from the Alps to Alaska to right here in Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the country's premier winter adventure destinations. In addition to classroom work, our course includes field instruction each day to provide a well-rounded education to backcountry decision-making, trip planning, terrain selection, and companion rescue techniques. This course provides essential training for anyone traveling in avalanche terrain and can be taken on backcountry skis, split board, or snowshoes. With a maximum ratio of six students per instructor in a twenty seven-hour course, we exceed AIARE minimum standards to provide the highest level of instruction.

Price includes:
AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors
6:1 maximum ratio
Student manual and weather-proof AIARE field book
BCA slope meter
Use of beacon, shovel and probe
AIARE certificate of completion

With a sixteen-bed lodge available exclusively to Colorado Mountain School students, you can spend your entire weekend in Estes Park without the hassle of commuting. Our lodge is conveniently located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be booked separately for $30/night.

Have more questions? Let our full-time office staff help you organize and plan for your course.