AIARE Level 1

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Backcountry

BACKCOUNTRY AIARE LEVEL 1

Increase your awareness and improve your decision-making by taking this 3 day AIARE Level 1 course. After, you and your group will be better prepared for managing snow avalanche hazards, and for making lower risk choices in ski and snowboard terrain. You’ll also gain a better understanding of human factors, terrain management strategies and avalanche response best practices.

Vail Mountain

VAIL MOUNTAIN AIARE LEVEL 1

This course offers easy entry into backcountry terrain by using Vail Ski Resort ski lifts to reach backcountry access gates. From there, course participants explore and learn in areas bordering the ski resort. This course offers students an alternative if they’re not ready or simply don’t want to “skin up” the mountain, or if you’re just looking to do without the travel to trailheads.

Hut Based

HUT BASED AIARE LEVEL 1

Reduce your risk in the backcountry by growing your knowledge and skill set in this Hut based course. Experience the Colorado Rockies and stay in our private hut near Leadville, Colorado for 2 nights and 3 days. Get away from it all and immerse yourself in the curriculum, as well as our magical hut on the Continental Divide. Available as private outing.

AIARE LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE EDUCATION

Whether you choose a Backcountry, Lift Accessed or Hut Based course with Apex Mountain School, our staff is dedicated to a higher level of education and client experience. We encourage you to get to know our instructors, and we look forward to connecting with each of you individually. Known for our client-centric focus, we know that it truly is all about our clients, and we are grateful for the chance to be out there helping keep you safer, while experiencing the beautiful mountains we love to share with you all.