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Mount Washington

3-day AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, in Mount Washington

Enjoy a 3-day AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, in Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with one of our AMGA certified guides.




White Mountains


3 Days


Jan - Mar, Dec






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  • Come and spend 3 days avalanche course on Mount Washington.
  • Learn a number of important skills and different techniques.
  • Enjoy the fresh snow of the White Mountains.


For 3 days, one of our experienced and professional guides would like to take you to an AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course in Mount Washington (1,917m). This is a perfect course to understand avalanche activity.

The course combines interactive classroom with sessions to help you learn how to make good decisions in avalanche terrain.

During the course we will focus on several things, including terrain recognition; types of avalanche problems; travel strategies; understanding human factors; the influence of weather; companion rescue skills including use of the transceiver, probe, and shovel; tour planning; snow pit testing and analysis; and use of the AIARE Decision Making Framework.

The exact location of where the course will take place on Mount Washington will depend on several factors. Those factors include weather conditions, snow conditions and the skiing abilities of the group.

It is important that participants on this trip can ski at a minimum intermediate level. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

To join us on this adventure, just send a request. We look forward to guiding you. We also offer a one day, introductory level course on Mount Washington, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details


AIARE Level I Student Manual

AIARE Rite in the Rain field notebook

AIARE Online Pre-Course Preparation

Beacon, probe, and shovel for use during the course

Membership to AMG AIARE Student/Instructor forum

Acadia Mountain Guides avalanche decision-making field card

Ratio: maximum of 6 clients / guide

All group and emergency gear provided.

Not included:

Personal gear

Transportation to/from classroom venue

Trailhead parking fees if any

Transportation to/from trailheads

Evening beverages / pub visits

Lodging / Meals

Instructor / Guide Gratuities

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Introduction

Introductions, complete registration paperwork, introduction to terrain, avalanche problems, human factors, planning, and preparation.

Day 2: Revision and Observation

Meet to review tour plans and decision-making framework. Travel/work on companion rescue scenarios, terrain selection, weather and snowpack observations, and travel techniques. At the end of the day, we meet to debrief the day and course.

Day 3: Knowledge Application

Typically the third day is a more extended tour in which we apply the knowledge obtained throughout the course.

About the guide: E-S Adventure Guides

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E-S Adventure Guides



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One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Great guides and great snow!



Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.



Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.



All perfect



Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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