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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety

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Avalanche Safety

New for the 2022-2023 Season!

In addition to our regular curriculum with 2 field days, we are offering limited AIARE L1 courses with lodging and curriculum with 3 field days. Benefits of these offerings are:

  • More time to cover the AIARE framework, as it was intended
  • In-depth bonding, connection and team building in a group setting
  • Access to instructors in the evening for questions and homework support
  • Easier carpool options/flexible timing with meetups
  • Lodging already planned, included in price
  • Easy food prep
  • Plus, the accommodations we have booked are sweet! (Click for details)

Please note, most of our AIARE Level 1 courses this season include 2 field days. Please check the description and price of your course to determine it’s format. Only the following dates include lodging and extra education (Click the dates to book directly):

February 11-13: Mt Hood (Lodging in Government Camp, OR) Saturday and Sunday night lodging included in price. Only 12 spots available.

All other AIARE Level 1 courses have 2 field days with no accommdations. Click the date on the calendar to see its location.

Traveling in a winter environment has inherent risk. Snow conditions dramatically change throughout the winter, affecting snow stability. The ability to recognize avalanche terrain and have a decision-making framework to travel in avalanche terrain is critical to your safety. This AIARE Level 1 avalanche course is designed to give students a basic understanding of why avalanches occur and to develop a framework for making decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. Additionally, the course provides instruction in beacon use and companion rescue should an avalanche occur.

**All of our AIARE Level 1 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.**

**Please note any course operating within the Mt. Hood National Forest is run through the Northwest School of Survival. Kaf Adventures is a booking agent for their programming**