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Date Saturday  1/26/2019
Group Denver
Event Title AIARE Level 1 - January Session 2 Registration Open
Status Approved
Leader Linda Lawson
Group Price $375.00
NonGroup Price $375.00
Leader Price $375.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)



Registration Open NOVEMBER 16 for the January 26, 27, 28 session.  These dates are Saturday,Sunday,Monday.

All lectures held in Georgetown Heritage Center

Field days held at Berthoud Pass.

Instruction by:  Karin Pocock, AIARE Course Leader, AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Apprentice Alpine and Ski Guide, Professional Member of both American and Canadian Avalanche Associations.

Field Instructors include  Senior CMC AIARE Level 1 Instructors and assistants.  Field instructors will travel on skis 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 Saturday or Sunday, but do return to class room on Monday evening. Plan to depart Monday evening from classroom at approximately 6:30pm

Equipment:  Students must own or rent avalanche  locator beacon/shovel/probe.  Commercial retail outlets rent this equipment if students do not own.  

Travel Mode:  Skis   - students must be able to ski proficiently in the backcountry or at upper level of Blue Diamond downhill.   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; School  Director will provide hard copies or electronic copies determined by individual student preference.   You may bring your laptop to the classroom lectures.


For more info Contact


Linda Lawson, Director
303/793-0144 H

303/842-7040 C




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 avalanchesand 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.







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