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Avalanche Education

Learn the skills you need to navigate the backcountry. Join Snowbird Mountain Guides for a 1-day Avalanche Rescue course or a 3-day AIARE Level 1 certification course. 

Snowbird Mountain Guides

Snowbird Center
Level 1

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.
  • Friday - Sunday: 8 am - 5 pm.
  • Required Equipment: Transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Prerequisites: None. Students must be able to travel in backcountry terrain.
  • Registration: 801.471.4387 or
  • Cost: $450
  • American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

AIARE Avalanche Rescue

Snowbird Backcountry Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a 1-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of 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 have the opportunity to 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.
  • Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm.
  • Prerequisite: 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 receiving a rescue card at least every other year.​
  • Cost: $125

Avalanche Education


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From $125/person