Aiare Avalanche Level 1 Course

This Event has no scheduled dates at this time. It last occurred on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows, AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Course
Event Description: 

Learn the key elements of making sound decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

What you'll learn

  • Trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals
  • Learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios
  • Backcountry touring technique instruction provided inbounds at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for preparation of and safety in the backcountry
  • Attain Level 1 certification upon successful completion


  • Intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders, ages 13+
  • Must have beacon, probe, shovel and touring equipment (not provided)
  • Reservations are required. Purchase online or call 530-452-4349. Purchase early as course will sell out.

Avalanche Level 1 Course Rates & Info

Dates OfferedLocationTimeCourse Only RateCourse + Lift Tickets Rate
January 13-15Squaw Valley8am-4pm$389$449
February 1-3Squaw Valley8am-4pm$389$449
March 8-10Alpine Meadows8am-4pm$389$449
Ticket purchase required
$389 / $449
Age limit: 
13 or older

Where is the event?

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows (See address and directions on the rightbelow)

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206