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3-day AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, in Vail

3-day AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, in Vail | United States

Enjoy a 3 day AIARE level 1 avalanche course in beautiful Vail, in the Rockies of Colorado with one of our certified mountain guides.


3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec


All Levels


* Enjoy a 3 day, level 1 AIARE avalanche course in Vail, Colorado.

* Receive instruction on a number of important skills and techniques.

* Practice what you've learned in the beautiful Rocky mountains.


During this 3-day AIARE level 1 avalanche course you will get to learn many important fundamentals that are important to know in the event you encounter an avalanche. Furthermore, the course takes place in beautiful Vail, in the Rockies of Colorado.

This course will take place in both the classroom, as well as the mountains and powder around Vail. As a result, everything you learn in the classroom, you will get to practice in the type of environment where avalanches could occur. And at the end of the course, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate that never expires.

Over the course’s 3 days, you will learn a great deal. Some examples of what will be covered includes terrain recognition, travel techniques and decision making through proper planning and observation. We will also cover companion rescue that includes the use of a beacon, snowpit introduction and analysis and more. Hence covering a wide spectrum of important skills and techniques crucial to avalanche safety.

Safety is vital when it comes to spending time in the mountains. Avalanches can occur. And it is important that you know how to handle yourself in the event you encounter one. As a result, we think this 3-day, level 1 course is perfect for anybody who values safety. To take this course in Vail, Colorado, just send us a request.

We also offer a 1-day rescue course, also in Vail, as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Student Manual

AIARE Field Book

Apex Mountain School SWAG (Stuff We All Get)

1 Classroom Day

2 Full Field Days

AIARE Certificate of Completion


Day 1: Classroom

You will have the opportunity to view interactive diagrams, work on small group activities and ask questions before your weekend field days.

Day 2: Backcountry Tour

Instructors will guide students through a backcountry tour and companion rescue drills.

Day 3: Student-led Backcountry Tour

Instructors will observe the students’ decision making during a student-led tour through the backcountry.


About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



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