Course Detail

Course Type and Name

AIARE 2 - Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

CT2 Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park 3/12/2021


Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides

(720) 242-9828 (Wk)

Course location

Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park, CO


Begin: 03/12/2021; End: 03/14/2021



Course Details

Three full days or 27 hours of instruction (including both class and field time), with some pre-class prep.
Goal: Advance understanding of avalanche terrain, particularly from the perspective of stability analysis.
Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to spatial variability.
Learn standard observation guidelines and recording formats for factors that influence or indicate snow stability. SWAG MODULE.
Advance understanding of avalanche release and triggering mechanisms.
Introduce a snow stability analysis and forecasting framework.