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Hut-Based AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Safety

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Participant $200 Deposit Due on Signup

Avalanche Safety


This Course in partnership with Fortune Peak Huts.

Experience a fully immersive learning experience through our hut-based avalanche education courses. This is the best way to take the next step in your avalanche education with an AIARE 2 + 2 additional days of valuable touring time with feedback & coaching from your professional instructors.

Join us on this fantastic five-day adventure, based in cozy huts.  You’ll dive headfirst into decision-making, terrain management, and tour planning like a pro. Get ready to explore some of Washington’s finest terrain – trust us, it’s like no other!

Our AIARE 2 course provides higher level backcountry training and advances avalanche decision-making skills. The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience & this one is built into the hut trip of your dreams!  Enjoy the sauna and group cooking each evening plus 2 additional days of touring time.

The AIARE 2 provides backcountry travelers with foundational skills to hone their leadership & gain confidence facilitating team decision-making. Students will have the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision-making skills by applying their skills to new terrain and situations. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2. It is highly recommended that participants gain at least one season’s worth of backcountry travel experience between taking the AIARE 1 and AIARE 2.

An AIARE Level 2 certification consists of 24-hours of learning divided over 3 days. This hut-based option is in a hybrid format with additional touring days with your instructor. Participants must complete an online training segment prior to the field portion. Plan for around 8 hours of online learning.

**All of our AIARE Level 2 courses require attendance at an online pretrip meeting 2 evenings before your course start date. Your instructor will reach out before the course with more information.**