Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Denver/Rocky Mountain National Park 3/5/2019


Colorado Mountain School

(720) 387-8944 (Wk)

Course location

Denver/Rocky Mountain National Park, CO


Begin: 03/05/2019; End: 03/09/2019



Course Details

Learn how to make better decisions in avalanche terrain with 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 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 provide the highest level of instruction.

Price includes:
AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors
27-hour course with a 6:1 maximum ratio
Electronic student manual
Weather-proof AIARE field book (yours to keep)
BCA slope meter (yours to keep)
Use of beacon, shovel and probe
AIARE certificate of completion

With a sixteen-bed lodge available 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 can be booked on our website for $40/night per bed.

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