Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Vail, Colorado 1/17/2020


Apex Mountain School

(970) 949-9111 (Wk)

Course location

Vail, Colorado, CO


Begin: 01/17/2020; End: 01/19/2020



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.