Ready to begin your avalanche education journey? This 3-day course is the gold standard for anyone who wants to travel in or near avalanche terrain, and there’s no better place to learn than Bluebird Backcountry. You’ll learn to identify avalanche terrain, develop a plan for traveling in avalanche terrain, effectively use a risk-management framework to make decisions in the field, and learn and practice rescue techniques.
Avalanche education is not just for skiers and snowboarders — it’s for everyone! The AIARE 1 Hybrid Snowshoe course is ideal for snowshoers who are self-motivated and have solid time management skills. Students will need to commit to spending 6-8 hours in the week prior to the on-snow course portion completing all necessary prerequisites; this includes the mandatory Zoom class sessions.
Your AIARE instructor will notify you with the specific details of your Zoom class at least 1-2 weeks in advance.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PORTION IS MANDATORY. If you cannot commit to attending the Zoom class, please consider taking our in-person AIARE 1 course.