PPG AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course - 2024

Avalanche Education Course

PPG AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that teaches best practices in avalanche rescue techniques and gear.

New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while returning participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills.

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching on their rescue skills, and will receive a rescue card acknowledging the completion date. AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for AIARE 2.

AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.  CMC requires it at least every 5 years to refresh and update skills CMC leaders and instructors use in the field.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Clothing appropriate for all day in the snow and cold: Base layer, mid layer, shell, hat, sunglasses/goggles, appropriate footwear, multiple pairs of gloves, warm puffy jacket, hand warmers

Safety gear: Avalanche Transceiver, Avalanche Probe, Avalanche Shovel, First-Aid Kit, Repair Kit. (A transceiver, probe, and shovel are available for your use during this class at no extra charge)

Enough food, water, and sunscreen for a full 8 hour day in the field.

Flotation: snows shoes, backcountry touring skis with pin bindings and skins, splitboard with skins, or telemark skis.

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.