Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Chuck's Cabin-Vail Pass 12/15/2017


Bondi Outdoor Leadership

(720) 515-0107 (Main)

Course location

Chuck's Cabin-Vail Pass, CO


Begin: 12/15/2017; End: 12/17/2017



Course Details

Course #1 December 15-17, 2017 
Vail Pass- Shrine Mountain- Chuck's Cabin (Hut)
Classroom Session: Monday, Dec. 11, 2017  --7-9pm;
Field Session: Friday, Dec. 15-Sunday, Dec. 17, 2018 --8am-5pm
Included: Instruction, Course Workbook, 2-Nights Accommodations, 2 Dinners, Beacon, Shovel, Probe.
Needed: Overnight pack, day pack, sleeping bag, and snowshoes or skis w/skins or split board w/skins.
Cost: $675
Distance to Hut: Day 1 will consist of a short 3-mile hike/ski into the hut. While this hike is only moderate to the hut with less then 500' elevation gain, we will be outside during the afternoon. Day #2 will consist of additional avalanche and companion rescue skills and a hike/tour up and over Shrine Mountain. Day #3 we will finish with a few morning lessons and some time outside before heading back to town.

Description: This winter we are thrilled to offer two hut-based programs at 10th Mountain Division Huts. These are 3-day courses and include 2-nights hut accommodations, 2 dinners, and use of beacon, shovel, probe. One 2-hour classroom session on a weeknight in Lakewood (CCU's new Leprino Hall, School of Business and Leadership, 8787 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO) will set the groundwork for our field days. Three days of field work with long excursions to practice companion rescue skills, look at avalanche terrain, practice route planning, and learn about snow.

The AIARE Level 1 course is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.
Instructional sessions are 40% Classroom and 60% Field Work. This is the leading introductory course for Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain. We keep class sizes and field sessions small so that you can learn from qualified professionals.

Online Registration:
Contact: Nate Bondi, Director, Bondi Outdoor Leadership
P: 720-515-0107 E: