Course Detail

Course Type and Name


PRO 1 Ski/Splitboard Feb 4-8, 2019 Snowbird UT


American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education


Course location

Snowbird, UT


Begin: 02/04/2019; End: 02/08/2019



Course Details

The PRO 1 is an entry level professional course for those seeking avalanche training and certification for employment in avalanche programs at ski area, transportation, heli and ski tour guiding, alpine and expedition guiding, snowshoe guiding, snowmobile guiding, and public forecasting operations. The PRO 1 covers topics essential to the workplace including identifying and characterizing avalanche terrain, understanding how avalanches form and release, collecting and analyzing weather, snow, and avalanche data, and communicating hazard and risk factors. PRO 1 students conduct daily operational forecast meetings, apply effective communication strategies, and debrief field observations and decisions. The course includes pre-course reading, class presentations and field exercises, and daily travel near or in avalanche terrain.
The field travel for this program take place on skis/splitboard; students must be able to safely travel downhill on skis/board through variable backcountry conditions. Students must also be able to travel uphill at a moderate pace using skins. For courses with alternate modes of travel (foot/snowshoe and motorized), please refer to the PRO 1 Schedule on the AIARE website.
After you complete the online registration and submit your payment, please email the required supporting documentation ( to within 24 hours. You can find the necessary forms online at Only once we receive and review your application materials will your spot in the course be confirmed.

Please see our website for full class explanation and Prerequisites.

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