Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE Pro 1 Motorized

AIARE PRO 1 Motorized March 16-20, 2019


American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education


Course location

Togwotee, WY


Begin: 03/16/2019; End: 03/20/2019



Course Details

This course will be based at the Togwotee Lodge, WY. Lodging is included in the course cost, but note that meals are not included in the cost of this program. The lodge facilities have breakfast and dinner available for purchase; plan to bring your own lunch food. Please plan to stay at the Togwotee Lodge for the duration of the course; i.e. do not commute back and forth from other lodging or down the mountain (or sleep in your car).

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 takes place on snowmobiles; students must be able to safely and effectively travel on a snowmobile in variable backcountry conditions.

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 Please note: as this is a motorized course, you need to submit proof of insurance on your sled when you submit the rest of your supporting documents. Only once we receive and review all of your application materials will your spot in the course be confirmed.

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