This Avalanche course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. In the AIARE Level 1, you will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.
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.
AIARE LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE CLASS EQUIPMENT LIST
How much time will we be spending indoors versus in the field? About two thirds of the time will be spent outside.
Where will we meet? For the three day consequtive courses you will be notified of your meeting location for your classroom roughly 10 days before your course. For the courses with the two evening classes we will meet at Pro Ski Ski and Mountain Service (108 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA).
You will be contacted by the instructors or the office directly regarding the exact meeting time and location.
Is there another course that work well in conjunction with the AIARE Level one course? Yes, we believe that the Intro to Ski touring course would work very well. This very application and movement based ski touring course is a great compliment the more principle based AIARE course. This is why we offer a 10% discount for anyone who signs up for both courses.
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THEM? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.