Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Bend 12/17/2019


Oregon Ski Guides

(541) 312-9242 (Main)

Course location

Bend, OR


Begin: 12/17/2019; End: 12/19/2019



Course Details

Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain

The level one course is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard and management.

The course is expected to:
Provide a basic understanding of avalanches,
Describe a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain,
Focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers”,
Give lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field.

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain,
Recognize avalanche terrain,
Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain,
Learn and apply effective companion rescue.