Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Lassen National Park 1/18/2020


Outdoor Adventure Club

(415) 377-1195 (Wk)

Course location

Lassen National Park, CA


Begin: 01/18/2020; End: 01/20/2020



Course Details

The Outdoor Adventure Club's AIARE Level One Avalanche Class gives students a decision making framework to aid in planning and executing trips into avalanche terrain. The course also gives you practical experience on a full day ski tour that will help you make your own decisions when you travel in the backcountry after the class.

This three day long course is split fairly evenly between class and field time, where you'll develop knowledge of avalanches, and introduce a decision making framework to be utilized when planning and traveling in avalanche terrain. The last day is spent primarily in the field, on the perfect tour, planned and executed with the decision making framework introduced in the course.

You will practice companion rescue using an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel during the class, but you'll also learn valuable information to help you avoid avalanches in the first place.

Course includes blue field book and student manual. Split boards and avalanche gear are available to rent.

Overnight accommodations are available in the town of Mineral, where the classroom sessions take place.

For more information and to sign up for this course, go to our website: or call 415-377-1195.