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Avy Course with Ice Cave Building

Winter survival course with avy education & ice cave building

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Avy Course with Ice Cave Building
Avy Course with Ice Cave Building

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Location is TBD

About the event

AIARE Rescue is appropriate for both new and experienced recreational backcountry travelers, as well as aspiring avalanche professionals. This one-day (8-hour) course is intended to be retaken on a regular basis. New participants will learn companion rescue, and returning students will expand their skills and knowledge with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course at least every other year. Each participant will receive professional coaching in rescue skills and will receive a certificate of completion at course end. The Rescue course is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 Courses.

What You’ll Learn:
  • Identifying and using the gear necessary to avalanche rescue
  • Efficient use of beacon, shovel, and probe
  • Pre-trip gear checks
  • What to do if you or a member of your party are caught in an avalanche
  • Participate in realistic scenarios to practice your avalanche rescue response
  • Advanced topics - Multiple burials, advanced beacon functions, and evacuation considerations
  • Developing a plan for continuing practice
Trip Package Includes
  • AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructor(s) (6:1 maximum guide to student ratio)
  • AIARE Certificate of Completion
  • CAG professional ski or splitboard guide
  • Transportation from designated meeting place to the trailhead
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • Avalanche Safety Gear - beacon, shovel, probe, pack (rent at CAG if needed)
  • Clothing, gear, goggles, helmet
  • Backcountry skis, splitboards with skins, or snowshoes (rent at CAG if needed)
  • Lunch, snacks, water
  • Transportation to designated meeting place
  • Insurance (trip or rescue)
  • Instructor gratuity
About Your Guides

Colorado Adventure Guides and Colorado Rafting Company, based in Silverthorne, CO, deliver four seasons of outdoor adventure and education. With operations in seven USFS and BLM ranger districts, we serve a dynamic and growing population of outdoor enthusiasts. Our all-season, guided operations include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Hiking/Peak Accents
  • Mountain Biking
  • Whitewater Rafting/SUPing
  • Backcountry Skiing
  • Backcountry Splitboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Climbing
  • AIARE Snow Safety

We have been providing incredible experiences to visitors of Summit County and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned expert, let us take you on your next unforgettable outdoor adventure!

FAQ’s How Physically Fit Do I Need To Be To Take This Course?

Colorado Adventure Guides’ priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding course, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

Do I Need To Be A Good Skier/Snowboarder To Take This Course?

This course can be taken on alpine touring skis or a splitboard. No prior backcountry experience is required but it is highly recommended that participants with touring gear have experience on their setup prior to taking this course and be comfortable in steep blue to black terrain at a ski resort.

Do You Offer an AIARE Avalanche Rescue as a Private Group Course?

You may book a private group course. Course dates can be requested all season long, weekends or weekdays, subject to availability. If you are interested, please let us know!

Should I Tip My Course Instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with the best safety education and a great experience, and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated. If you had a safe, educational, and fun experience, gratuities typically range from 15-20%.


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