Earn the knowledge and tools to make more informed decisions in avalanche terrain with our AIARE Level 1 Course: Decision-Making in Avalanche Terrain.
We use the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum because it sets the standard. Your course will be taught by experienced, professional and fun Backcountry Babes instructors who are are trained and qualified by AIARE.
We create a comfortable, fun learning atmosphere to help our students make better informed decisions in avalanche terrain. Become more knowledgable, gain better awareness of hazardous conditions, dynamics of snowpack and weather, effective teamwork, and how to plan for travel in avalanche terrain. Learn the most effective techniques for companion rescue with your beacon, shovel and probe. Combining classroom and field components each day, our course empowers our students to be active decision-makers in their backcountry teams.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will obtain their AIARE-Avalanche Level 1 Certificate.
Need financial help to pay for an avalanche education course? View our Avalanche Scholarship Program to learn more about whether you meet any of the criteria.
Our organization specifically works to support women taking leadership roles in the outdoors. We provide a comfortable, fun learning atmosphere to gain the knowledge and skills to become more confident and make better decisions in the backcountry. We bring this same attitude of inclusiveness, support and positive learning environment to our co-ed courses. This course is for everyone who supports gender equality in the outdoors. Come with your ski partner, as an individual, or with friends.