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Fri, Jan 17


Weber State University Ogden


This is an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Recreational Level I or 2 course titled "Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain". The course will be taught over 3 days.

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Time & Location

Jan 17, 2020, 8:00 AM – Jan 19, 2020, 5:00 PM

Weber State University Ogden, 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408, USA

About the event

AIARE Recreational Avalanche Training Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain is a three-part program for individuals who enjoy winter recreation in the backcountry.

Over the course of this program, participants will learn:

  • How to prepare for backcountry travel with seasonal and daily routines
  • How to use planning tools and checklists to facilitate communicating and making decisions as a group in order to reduce risk
  • How to do a companion rescue
  • Techniques to continue to improve their rescue skills after a course completion

The entire Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain program includes seven days of classroom, field, and self-paced online training. The curriculum is typically delivered in the following parts:  Avalanche Rescue (1 day),  the AIARE 1 (3 days), and the AIARE 2 (3 days).

Who should take this course?

Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain is for ANYONE, regardless of method of travel, who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. Aspiring professionals will also need to take the AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue as a prerequisite for the Pro 1 course.

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