Avalanche Refresher Course

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You tune and wax your skis or board at the beginning of every season. Why should your avalanche knowledge be any different? Refreshing your backcountry awareness is a key skill in your repertoire, and a yearly refresher will help you practice the skills you hope you’ll never need in real life.

Refreshing your backcountry awareness is a key skill in your repertoire, and a yearly refresher will help you practice the skills you hope you’ll never need in real life. The course includes self-paced online learning, a virtual meeting with your instructor team, and a day in the field at Bluebird Backcountry, where you’ll be part of a community that’s committed to quality education.   

Who Should Take this Course:

This course is ideal for backcountry travelers who have taken an AIARE 1 or 2 course previously and want to review current practices and practice their skills.

In this Course, Students Will:

  • Discuss current snowpack factors and review snowpit techniques. 

  • Review tools (online and field) for identifying avalanche terrain and route planning. 

  • Practice the framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain and safe travel protocols. 

  • Practice effective companion rescue. Avalanche Education at Bluebird Backcountry

Bluebird Backcountry is an official American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) provider. Our knowledgeable, experienced instructors are AIARE-trained and use the latest technology, research, and avalanche industry best practices to provide students with the most recent, relevant tools to make decisions in avalanche terrain.

From hiring professional educators to offering rental gear on site, everything we do is meant to build a welcoming environment where 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?

Course Dates:

  • Sat, January 22

  • Sat, Febraury 5

  • Mon, February 14

  • Mon, February 28
Description

Refreshing your backcountry awareness is a key skill in your repertoire, and a yearly refresher will help you practice the skills you hope you’ll never need in real life. The course includes self-paced online learning, a virtual meeting with your instructor team, and a day in the field at Bluebird Backcountry, where you’ll be part of a community that’s committed to quality education.   

Who Should Take this Course:

This course is ideal for backcountry travelers who have taken an AIARE 1 or 2 course previously and want to review current practices and practice their skills.

In this Course, Students Will:

  • Discuss current snowpack factors and review snowpit techniques. 

  • Review tools (online and field) for identifying avalanche terrain and route planning. 

  • Practice the framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain and safe travel protocols. 

  • Practice effective companion rescue. Avalanche Education at Bluebird Backcountry

Bluebird Backcountry is an official American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) provider. Our knowledgeable, experienced instructors are AIARE-trained and use the latest technology, research, and avalanche industry best practices to provide students with the most recent, relevant tools to make decisions in avalanche terrain.

From hiring professional educators to offering rental gear on site, everything we do is meant to build a welcoming environment where 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?

Course Dates:

  • Sat, January 22

  • Sat, Febraury 5

  • Mon, February 14

  • Mon, February 28
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