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Date Tuesday  3/13/2018
Group Denver
Event Title AIARE Level 1 -Session 2 - Denver Grp
Status Approved
Leader Linda Lawson
Group Price $275.00
NonGroup Price $325.00
Leader Price $275.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)



Registration Opens December 1, 2017 for the March, Session 2, course

Lectures oin Golden on March 13 & 15  from 6:30 -9:30 pm

Lectures in Georgeotown Heritage Center March 17 & 18 with field work at Berthoud Pass.

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

Field Instructors include  Senior CMC AIARE Level 1 Instructors and assistants.  Field instructors will travel on skis, split board and snowshoes..

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.  

Travel Mode:  Skis or Snowboard - students must be able to ski comfortably at High End of Moderate (Blue) Terrain.  Snowshoe Travel - students must be able to travel with full packs, using poles with snow baskets

Experience:  Map Reading is critical to this school as students will be selecting travel routes in avalanche terrain

Classroom:  AIARE requires a 100 page student manual be provided to each student.  A link to the electronic manual will be made available prior to the course start date.



For more info Contact


Linda Lawson, Director  or
303/793-0144 H

303/842-7040 C




AIARE Level 1 Avalanche School

Session 2: March 13 & 15 for evening lectures in  Golden with March 17& 18 in Georgetown and Berthoud Pass.

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 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.



SALT Application for leaders is on