Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE Pro 2 Motorized

PRO 2 Motorized Feb 26-Mar 2, 2020 Stanley, ID


American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education


Course location

Stanley, ID


Begin: 02/26/2020; End: 03/02/2020



Course Details

Location: Stanley, ID
This course is open to 10 ski/snowboard and 5 motorized participants. Application deadline is January 15th.

We are excited to announce an AIARE PRO 2 in the Intermountain West, held February 26th through March 2, 2020. Organized through a long standing partnership with Sawtooth Mountain Guides, this course is based out of Stanley’s small town center. This unique PRO 2 is a "combo" of motorized and human powered professionals. Field travel for this program takes place on snowmobiles and skis/splitboards in sub-groups of 5 people. Classroom sessions will be held as one group and the course is designed to have targeted overlap in order to gain the perspectives of each discrete user group.
Students signing up for the motorized spots must be able to safely and effectively travel on a snowmobile in variable backcountry conditions and provide their own machines.

Travis Feist, Erik Leidecker and Margaret Wheeler will be leading the course and sharing their diverse professional experiences with the participants. There will also be the addition of motorized specific instructors Duncan Lee and Jeff Hambelton. Limited to just 5 motorized seats, this is a great opportunity to be part of a small group learning environment and take full advantage of the low student to instructor ratio.
The classroom is a short drive to backcountry field locations and participants are encouraged to carpool each day.

Lodging and Food:
Lodging and food are not part of the course cost. There are several lodging and grocery options in the town of Stanley. Due to weather and road conditions, it is strongly advised that students stay in town. Ketchum is located approximately 60 miles away and can be difficult to access during snow storms. We recommend students work together to secure and share lodging in Stanley.