Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE Pro 1 - Foot/Snowshoe

AIARE PRO 1 Combined Foot/Snowshoe and Ski/Splitboard Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019


American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education


Course location

Red Mountain Pass/Ouray, CO


Begin: 01/28/2019; End: 02/01/2019



Course Details

This course will be based at the brand new Red Mountain Alpine Lodge at Red Mountain Pass. Lodging and half board (breakfast and dinner) are included in the course cost. Please plan to bring your own lunch food, and to stay at the lodge for the course duration.

The field travel for this program will take place on foot/snowshoes and on ski/splitboards. Please plan to bring snowshoes for this program if that is your mode of travel! Students must be able to travel uphill at a moderate pace on snowshoes up and downhill.

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.

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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