Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Vail 12/20/2019


Apex Mountain School

(970) 949-9111 (Wk)

Course location

Vail, CO


Begin: 12/20/2019; End: 12/22/2019



Course Details

Expand your knowledge and skills through formal avalanche education from one of the longest standing AIARE avalanche education providers.


Sign up before November 1st and receive a free beacon, shovel and probe rental with your Apex Mountain School 2019-20 AIARE course.

The first 4 people to sign up for any of Apex Mountain School’s 2019-20 AIARE avalanche education courses will receive a free Ortovox Avalanche Backpack (airbag) rental

Topics Include:
Characteristics and types of avalanches
Movement of avalanches
Classifications by size and danger
Mountain snowpack: metamorphose and layering
Avalanche rescue and beacon search techniques
Trip planning and preparation
Identifying/evaluating avalanche terrain
Route finding and travel techniques
Risk management and decision making
Human influences in group dynamics and decision making
Snow pit and snow layer analysis and; tests
Identifying red flags

All Level 1 courses include a AIARE field notebook, an AIARE manual, a discount with the Minturn Bunkhouse, and special discounts on soft and hard goods from Ortovox.

This course takes place in mountainous terrain, at altitude.