Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Basalt - Harry Gates Hut- Burnt Mntn. 1/26/2018


Bondi Outdoor Leadership

(720) 515-0107 (Main)

Course location

Basalt - Harry Gates Hut- Burnt Mntn., CO


Begin: 01/26/2018; End: 01/28/2018



Course Details

Jan. 22, 26-27, 2018 
Harry Gates Hut, Burnt Mountain, (east of Basalt, CO, on Fryingpan Rd.)
Monday, Jan. 22, 7-9pm
Field Session: Friday, Jan. 26- Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 --8:00am-5:00pm
Included: Instruction, Course Workbooks, 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: 6.9 miles and 1900' - skis or split board are highly recommended for this course.
While hiking/skinning in on Day #1, we will also be looking at snow and terrain features and assessing our route and woking on good navigation skills for avalanche terrain.  Day #2 will consist of additional avalanche skills and a hike/tour toward Burnt Mountain. Day #3 we will finish with a few morning lessons then head back to the Montgomery Flats Trailhead. If coming from Denver for this course, we highly recommend staying in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, Jan 25th.

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: