Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

CT1 Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park 3/10/2021


Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides

(720) 242-9828 (Wk)

Course location

Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park, CO


Begin: 03/10/2021; End: 03/14/2021



Course Details

Refer a friend who registers and receive a $25 credit for each referral that books for the course.

Join the avalanche experts at Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides in Boulder to learn the essentials of hazard management when traveling through avalanche terrain. With decades of experience, our goal is to transform lives through high-quality adventure education and open up Colorado's mountain gems to you 360+ days a year.

Don't let an avalanche ruin your day! For any outdoor enthusiast, traveling safely in a winter environment is paramount. These accredited American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses provide an introduction and insight into the decision-making skills required for effective avalanche hazard management.

Our courses are appropriate for all backcountry travelers - skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers. Our field days take place in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. For more details, check out our website at

Make this life-changing investment and call Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides at 720-242-9828 to sign up for your course!

Dates and Times: Indoor classes are held Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at our Boulder headquarters (6560 Odell Pl #D, Boulder, CO 80301). Field days, which are either in Rocky Mountain National Park or Roosevelt National Forest, are Saturday, and Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Note: COVID Update 2020. Indoor classroom will be online this season. We are still working through details about this portion of the course. Field days, small groups will be pre-assigned with an educator/guide to limit exposure.

Instructors: Joshua Baruch (Course Lead - AMGA Professional Guide, Snow Safety Forecaster, and 20+ years guiding / avalanche forecasting experience) and Cindy Gagnon or Jill Yarger - 10+ years guiding and avalanche education instructors for public and National Ski Patrol (Course Instructors or others) based on registrations.

Rate: $515 per participant. Please note: Refer a friend who registers and receive a $25 credit for each referral that books for the course.

Included in our rates:
All instruction and AIARE course materials (Student Manual and weather proof AIARE field book), for AIARE Level 1 avalanche course (27 hours with professional educators / guides). AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors. Use of BCA beacon, shovel, and probe if needed. AIARE certificate of completion. Course materials will be provided the first evening of the class. Pre-course online learning included in the course.

Not included in our rates: Transportation, meals, or personal gear. A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of the course, and we are happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it. If you would like to purchase personal avalanche gear, please inquire about placing an order through us.

We have hotel packages for students close to our Boulder Headquarters. We recommend staying in Boulder if you are from out of the state.