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Avalanche Education

Get educated.

Learn the skills you need to navigate the backcountry. Join Snowbird Mountain Guides for a 3-day American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 certification course or a 1-day (AIARE) Avalanche Rescue course. 

Snowbird Mountain Guides

Snowbird Center, Plaza Deck


24-Hour AIARE Level 1 Certification

A 3-day/24-hour introduction to planning and prep for travel in avalanche terrain, human factors, terrain recognition, "red flag" observations, terrain selection and travel techniques. Lift ticket included on Field Sessions.

  • Dates:  December 20-22, 2019; January 10-12, January 24-26, March 20-22, 2020.
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm.
  • Required Equipment:  Transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Pre-Requisites: None. Students must be able to travel in backcountry terrain.
  • Registration:   801.471.4387  or  MountainGuides@Snowbird.com
  • Price:  $450

AIARE Avalanche Rescue

A 1-day stand alone course that should be retaken on a regular basis in order to maintain 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 receive professional coaching with their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.

  • Dates:  December 14, 2019; January 4 & 18, March 14, 2020.
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm.
  • Pre-Requisite: 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 receive a rescue card at least every other year.​
  • Registration:   801.471.4387   or   MountainGuides@Snowbird.com
  • Price:  $125

Avalanche Education


Operations Suspended


From $125/person