Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Vail 3/5/2021


Apex Mountain School

(970) 949-9111 (Wk)

Course location

Vail, CO


Begin: 03/05/2021; End: 03/07/2021



Course Details

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

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, navigation 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 yellow and red flags

This course includes a FREE:
Apex Mountain School Buff
SANS meal bar
AIARE field book
student manual
AIARE Certificate of Completion

This course takes place in mountainous terrain, at altitude.