AIARE Avalanche 2

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For those who are ready to expand their avalanche and risk management knowledge to take on bigger challenges in the backcountry, this three-day course is the next step. Prerequisites for this course are AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue, and it’s strongly recommended that students have practiced the skills they learned in those courses for at least one season. This course introduces more complex situations, including being the leader of a small travel group in the backcountry, traveling in complicated terrain, and developing a travel plan that incorporates a discussion of weather, terrain, and snowpack conditions where resources are scarce.

AIARE 2 is a three-day course that gives you the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to make smart decisions on your next out-of-bounds tour. You’ll expand your knowledge of human factors, terrain management, and risk-management so that you are more prepared to make smart choices in complex terrain — and guide others to do so.

Our certified instructors teach AIARE’s gold-standard curriculum—and at Bluebird, you’ll be part of a community that’s committed to quality education. From hiring professional educators to offering rental gear on site, everything we do is meant to build a welcoming environment. Here, students can feel comfortable learning, building their skills, practicing with their newfound knowledge, and asking questions of experts. Plus, how many courses can boast an on-site s’more supplier?

You will learn:

  • How to be a leader and team player in a backcountry travel group

  • Managing travel in complicated terrain and heightened avalanche conditions

  • How to discuss and incorporate weather, terrain, and snowpack conditions into the decision-making process

  • Managing travel in more remote areas with scarce resources

  • How to analyze the snowpack in greater depth


Course Prerequisites:

  • Ability to travel in avalanche terrain

  • AIARE 1 Course or equivalent Level 1 training

  • AIARE or A3 approved one-day Avalanche Rescue Course

  • One season of backcountry travel experience after the Level 1 course


Course Dates (Courses take place entirely at Bluebird Backcountry and are a mix of classroom and on-snow portions):

  • Wednesday March 2 - Friday March 4, 2022

  • Monday March 7 - Wednesday March 9, 2022


*NEW!* Add an Advanced+ Backcountry Membership. Purchase together and automatically receive 10% off your AIARE course cost, two vouchers for advanced backcountry courses, plus exclusive access to our virtual community, and discounts on lessons and guided experiences.

Description

AIARE 2 is a three-day course that gives you the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to make smart decisions on your next out-of-bounds tour. You’ll expand your knowledge of human factors, terrain management, and risk-management so that you are more prepared to make smart choices in complex terrain — and guide others to do so.

Our certified instructors teach AIARE’s gold-standard curriculum—and at Bluebird, you’ll be part of a community that’s committed to quality education. From hiring professional educators to offering rental gear on site, everything we do is meant to build a welcoming environment. Here, students can feel comfortable learning, building their skills, practicing with their newfound knowledge, and asking questions of experts. Plus, how many courses can boast an on-site s’more supplier?

You will learn:

  • How to be a leader and team player in a backcountry travel group

  • Managing travel in complicated terrain and heightened avalanche conditions

  • How to discuss and incorporate weather, terrain, and snowpack conditions into the decision-making process

  • Managing travel in more remote areas with scarce resources

  • How to analyze the snowpack in greater depth


Course Prerequisites:

  • Ability to travel in avalanche terrain

  • AIARE 1 Course or equivalent Level 1 training

  • AIARE or A3 approved one-day Avalanche Rescue Course

  • One season of backcountry travel experience after the Level 1 course


Course Dates (Courses take place entirely at Bluebird Backcountry and are a mix of classroom and on-snow portions):

  • Wednesday March 2 - Friday March 4, 2022

  • Monday March 7 - Wednesday March 9, 2022


*NEW!* Add an Advanced+ Backcountry Membership. Purchase together and automatically receive 10% off your AIARE course cost, two vouchers for advanced backcountry courses, plus exclusive access to our virtual community, and discounts on lessons and guided experiences.

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