Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 2 - Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

CT2 Snowbird 1/25/2019


Snowbird Backcountry Guides

(801) 471-4387 (Main)

Course location

Snowbird, UT


Begin: 01/25/2019; End: 01/27/2019



Course Details

AIARE 2 is a 24 hour, 3-day course for students looking to continue their avalanche education. This course builds off of the foundation provided by AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue with a focus on leadership, planning, in-depth snowpack assessment and more complex decision making in avalanche terrain. By taking this course, students should expect to develop skills in the following areas: applying the particular avalanche problem to the terrain, utilizing, interpreting and contributing to weather and avalanche resources, providing leadership in small recreational groups and developing basic weather and avalanche forecasting skills.

Snowbird Backcountry Guides (SBG) provides premier avalanche education with access to world-class amenities, terrain, and top-quality instructors.    Utilizing the resort’s infrastructure, students are able to focus on course objectives thanks to comfortable conference space and state-of-the-art audio visual support.  One major advantage to SBG’s avalanche education program is the ease of access to high-alpine terrain via chairlifts and the Aerial Tram; this saves time during the course, allowing for more efficient use of field time.  In addition to the resort’s infrastructure and unparalleled access, SBG’s program provides instruction by highly trained and experienced instructors, all of which are active professional rescuers, snow safety personnel, ski patrollers and guides.


Ability to travel uphill in backcountry terrain,
Successful completion of AAA approved, Level 1 and Avalanche Rescue courses,
1 winter applying skills learned in Level 1 before taking AIARE 2.