Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 2 - Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

CT2 Estes Park 4/3/2017


Colorado Mountain School

(800) 836-4008 (Wk)

Course location

Estes Park, CO


Begin: 04/03/2017; End: 04/06/2017



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!

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 that builds on the curriculum of the AIARE 1. Take your knowledge further by diving into stability evaluation, snowpack metamorphoses, and spatial variability while practicing and refining companion rescue and terrain selection skills.
This 40-hour course provides essential training for the advanced backcountry traveler and is a requirement for outdoor professionals pursuing AIARE 3 certification. This course cannot be taken on snowshoes; confident backcountry skiing or splitboarding abilities are required.

Price includes:
AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors
40-hour course with a 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.