AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course.


Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.

$150.00
  • Category: Ski
  • Type: Instructional
  • Ratio: 6:1,12:2

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Course Description


AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course.


Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.


AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.


Student learning outcomes


At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course the student should be able to:



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

  • Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue.

  • Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response.

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

  • Develop a plan for continued practice


All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice with a realistic scenario.


Students who have previously taken an AIARE 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up a realistic scenario, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.


Who Should Take this Course


The Avalanche Rescue Course is a one-day course aimed both at new and experienced recreationists, and aspiring snow professionals.


Prerequisites


Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. There are no other prerequisites.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of the Avalanche Rescue course the student should be able to:

Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche
Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue.
Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice an avalanche rescue response.
Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers.
Develop a plan for continued practice


All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice with a realistic scenario.

Students who have previously taken an AIARE 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up a realistic scenario, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.

Sign up for a course or a trip and receive a 10% discount on purchases and a 20% discount on gear rental.


Pro Ski and Mountain Service is our retail specialty store. It has been located in North Bend, WA since 1999.


The past trips and courses have had a large influence on what we sell. Many of our Pro Guiding customers come on trips and courses with gear they purchased from our store. Not only do we want our clients to have the right gear for the job; we also receive direct feedback from them while they are using it in the field. Trust us - if the gear does not work - we won't sell it.


BASE  LAYER


  • 1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight

  • 1 Top - midweight or lightweight

  • Warm Socks


MID LAYER



  • Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessary


OUTERWEAR



  • Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket

  • Schoeller™  Type Pants

  • Warm Hat - should cover ears

  • Sun Hat - baseball type or visor

  • Lightweight Gloves

  • Ski Gloves


 
PERSONAL GEAR


  • Day Pack – 25 to 40 Liters

  • Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouth, hydration system

  • Lunch and Snacks - appropriate for a full day

  • Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel

  • Goggles

  • Sharpie Pen

  • Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproof

  • Lip Balm - SPF 15


 
SKI OR SNOWBOARD GEAR


  • Skis or Snowboard or Snowshoes

  • Ski Boots

  • Ski Poles

  • Climbing Skins or Snowshoes for uphill travel


 
SAFETY GEAR


  • Transceiver - single frequency,  457 kHz only

  • Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred

  • Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice


 
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate.


  • Notebook and Writing Utensil

  • Down or Synthetic Jacket

  • Winter Snow Boots – Sorel type

  • Thermos - vacuum type


 
GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS  


  • Technical Gear

  • Group 1st Aid Kit