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Date Friday  12/16/2016
Group Denver
Event Title AIARE Level 1 -Session 1
Status Approved
Leader Linda Lawson
Group Price $195.00
NonGroup Price $195.00
Leader Price $180.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


All lectures held in Empire Community Center.

Field days held at Berthoud Pass.

Instruction by: CMC Level 1 Certified Instructors and Rob Coppolillo, AIARE Level 1 Certified Course Administrator

Field Instructors include CMC Level 1 trained Assistants as well as Senior
CMC Level 1 Instructors.

Field Ratio of Instructors to Students: 1-6

The field trips generally are from 11:30 or 12:00 to 4:00 or 4:30pm

Students do not return to class room on Friday or Saturday, but do return to class room on Sunday evening. Plan to depart Sunday evening from classroom at approximately 6:30pm


Equipmenet:  Students must own or rent avalanche  locator beacon/shovel/probe.  Commerial retail outlets rent this equipment if students do not own.  The school has a limited number of shovels/probes/beacons available for check out.

For more info Contact


Linda Lawson, Coordinator
303/793-0144 H 303/842-7040

Tom Creighton, Director



AIARE Level 1 Avalanche School

Session 1: December 16, 17, 18  ; 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

Standard CMC Denver refund policy applies

If you participate in winter activities such as Ice or Snow Climbing, Backcountry Telemark or Tour Skiing, Ski Mountaineering or Snowshoe in the backcountry, you want to know what AIARE Level 1 training can do for you.

If you want to become a Backcountry Winter Leader this class is required for certification of all CMC Denver Backcountry winter trip leaders after September 30, 2011. Field days will be held IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN. Probe techniques and beacons will be used as components of Companion Rescue. Students need to have their own beacon, shovel, probe; rental of the avalanche package may be made from commercial retailers.

Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain Level 1 is a 3 day/24 hour introduction to avalanche hazard management that provides a basic understanding of avalanches; ; Describes a framework for decision making and risk management in avalanche terrain.

Level 1 focuses on identifying the right questions, rather than on providing answers and gives lessons and exercises that are practically oriented, useful, and applicable in the field

Learning Outcomes: 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

Denver Leaders - apply for tuition free AIARE Level 1 through the SALT (Support Aid for Leader Training) program. You need to have led 3 winter trips (between November and April) in the 15 month period prior to your application to qualify. If you are a senior school instructor, your field trips (November thru April) count as qualifying trips.

Go to for the application.




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