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AIARE 1 Refresher




This one day refresher designed for AIARE 1 alumni is a great way to kick the snow season into gear. Review and practice the backcountry decision-making framework and upgrade companion rescue skills in a primarily field- based format. Minimum of 2 to run. Custom scheduling available.



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    AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course Refresher

    The level one refresher is a one day (8-hour) refresher designed to provide avalanche hazard management review.

    The course is expected to:

    1. Provide a review of avalanches
    2. Refresh the framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain
    3. Focus on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing “answers.”
    4. Give lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field.
    5. Refresh companion rescue skills.


    Educational Outcomes-

    At the end of the Level One refresher course the student should be able to:

    • Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain.
    • Recognize avalanche terrain.
    • Describe a basic framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain.
    • Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

    Not sure if this course is for you? Take this quiz to find out how avy savvy you are! Avy Quiz

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