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Backcountry sking and Avalanche Education

Backcountry skiing combines the most memorable parts of skiing with the best parts of being in the mountains.  It enables us to efficiently flow across the winter time landscape with grace all while lapping powder stashes, soaking in beautiful views, and filling up on adventure.  Its not without its challenges though: fitness and perseverance are the tolls to earn the bountiful rewards. Browse our course offerings which are designed to progress a resort skier into a backcountry skier, a backcountry skier into a ski mountaineer, and a ski mountaineer into a faster, safer, more efficient alpine recreationist.

Avalanche course level 2: AIARE rec 2

3 days upping your game in the wold famous backcountry terrain around pemberton, bc

come for the standalone weekend course, or make it apart of your week long ski vacation to whistler, bc

Explore a new snowpack, new terrain, and new strategies to manage the risk

$490.00 Per Person

March 8-10; March 13-15, 2019


Course Description:

The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to  advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills by applying their skills to new terrain and situations. Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2. It is highly recommended that participants gain at least one season’s worth of backcountry travel experience between taking the AIARE 1 and the AIARE 2

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate where specific avalanche hazards exist within the landscape and identify avalanche terrain where consequences may be more severe.

  • Use and interpret weather, snow, and avalanche observations to locate appropriate terrain prior to entering and while in the field.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills within a small team that include facilitating small group discussion, promoting appropriate terrain selection, and utilizing simple risk management strategies.

  • Implement a basic forecasting framework that can be used in conjunction with and in the absences of local supporting avalanche information.