Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 USAF Academy/Monarch Pass 12/19/2019


USAF Academy

(719) 333-2940 (Main)

Course location

USAF Academy/Monarch Pass, CO


Begin: 12/19/2019; End: 12/22/2019



Course Details

The USAF Academy Outdoor Adventure Program (USAFA OAP) is the premier mountain and river outfitter and outdoor educator in the US Air Force. We offer year round guided and educational trips and activities for military members, their families, and sponsored guests.

As the only AIARE Provider in the DoD, USAFA OAP employs the highest credentialed and experienced mountain professionals in the Air Force. Our winter guides include AMGA Certified Ski Guides and Single Pitch Instructors, AIARE Level 3/Pro 1 and 2 Avalanche Professionals, AAA Professional Members, and of course AIARE Instructors and Course Leaders. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional programming with an emphasis on safety, education and fun, and offering you the best value with all-inclusive activities.

The Rec Level 1 is intended for recreational skiers, riders, mountaineers, and snowmobilers who are either new to the backcountry and understanding the avalanche hazard, or have some backcountry experience but are looking for formal education and intentional and focused mentorship. This course introduces decision making and risk management tools, as well as practice with basic rescue skills and application of the AIARE Framework.

This is a split course with 2 evening sessions on Thurs. the 19th and 20th from 5pm-9pm, and 2 field days on Monarch Pass on Sat. the 21st and Sun. the 22nd.

Included with this course:
-Lodging for 1 night, Sat. the 21st on Monarch Pass in a shared large cabin.
-Transportation while on course
-AIARE course materials and instructors
-BCA avalanche beacon, shovel, probe if needed
-Meals are NOT included, however, the cabin has a kitchen, and transport to and from Salida can be arranged.

Rental Touring Setups/Snowshoes can also be made available:

-Black Diamond Helio 105s with Dynafit TLT Bindings and Scarpa Maestrale Boots

-Voile Split Boards with Light Rail Bindings

Rentals at no additional charge for DoD ID card holders, and only $25 for non-ID card Holders.

For signups and inquires, please contact us at or call us at 719 333 2940