AIARE Avalanche Rescue

Avalanche rescue gear and the knowledge to use it properly are key components of your backcountry quiver. In this one-day course, you’ll learn what to do if you or a member of your party is caught in an avalanche, understand your gear and how to use it efficiently, practice in realistic scenarios, and develop a plan for continuing practice. This course is also meant to be retaken regularly to keep skills sharp, so it’s a great refresher for folks who are experienced backcountry travelers but haven’t had formal avalanche education recently.

The AIARE Avalanche Rescue course will help you get ready for whatever the season throws at you. In this course, you will practice avalanche rescue drills in a realistic setting, dig into this season’s snowpack and discuss what to look for, and review avalanche terrain and backcountry routefinding. All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice in a realistic scenario. Students will also receive an updated AIARE field book to help with planning safe, successful backcountry days all season.

 

Who Should Take this Course:

The Avalanche Rescue Course is an excellent skill building course for both new and experienced backcountry travelers. This course complements the AIARE 1 nicely, or can be taken as a stand alone course. There are no pre-requisites to take Avalanche Rescue.

 

At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe what to do if you or a member of your party is caught in an avalanche

  • Identify and effectively use gear necessary for avalanche rescue

  • Improve your response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers

  • Develop a plan for continuing practice

  • Set up a realistic scenario to practice avalanche rescue 

 

Course Dates:

  • Fri, January 21

  • Sun, January 23

  • Sun, February 6

  • Mon, February 7

  • Sat, February 26

  • Fri, March 11

  • Mon, March 21
Description

The AIARE Avalanche Rescue course will help you get ready for whatever the season throws at you. In this course, you will practice avalanche rescue drills in a realistic setting, dig into this season’s snowpack and discuss what to look for, and review avalanche terrain and backcountry routefinding. All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice in a realistic scenario. Students will also receive an updated AIARE field book to help with planning safe, successful backcountry days all season.

 

Who Should Take this Course:

The Avalanche Rescue Course is an excellent skill building course for both new and experienced backcountry travelers. This course complements the AIARE 1 nicely, or can be taken as a stand alone course. There are no pre-requisites to take Avalanche Rescue.

 

At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe what to do if you or a member of your party is caught in an avalanche

  • Identify and effectively use gear necessary for avalanche rescue

  • Improve your response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers

  • Develop a plan for continuing practice

  • Set up a realistic scenario to practice avalanche rescue 

 

Course Dates:

  • Fri, January 21

  • Sun, January 23

  • Sun, February 6

  • Mon, February 7

  • Sat, February 26

  • Fri, March 11

  • Mon, March 21
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Book your AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course at Bluebird Backcountry! Looking for a more comprehensive education experience this winter? Check out our Backcountry Membership options below.
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AIARE Avalanche Rescue with Advanced+ Membership
The AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course gives you a chance to practice crucial rescue skills in the backcountry, and Advanced+ Backcountry Membership will help you apply your avalanche knowledge to have the best winter ever in 21/22. Advanced+ Membership saves you $25 on your AIARE course and gets you two vouchers for advanced backcountry courses such as navigation, steep terrain, winter wilderness first aid, and more (choose dates later). You’ll also get access to our digital community platform as well as free access to half-day clinics all season long.
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AIARE Avalanche Rescue with Bluebird+ Membership
New to backcountry? Get the most out of your AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course by adding a Bluebird+ membership. Includes vouchers for all three Backcountry 1, 2, and 3 lessons in advance of your course (choose dates later) which will get you using your gear, skinning, and transitioning like a pro, as well as navigating variable terrain—all skills you’ll need in your AIARE course. Membership also automatically saves you $25 on your AIARE course, provides access to our digital community and partner finder, and scores you free access to half-day clinics all season long.
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