Avalanche Recreation Level 1 : Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain


Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three day training comprises the AIARE Recreational Level 1 and AIARE Avalanche Rescue Courses.  You will develop habits that will help you find the good snow without taking unknown risks:

  • Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain
  • Recognize avalanche terrain
  • Develop a personal framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain.
  • Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

The Alaska Avalanche Information Center hosts and partners with other instructional institutions to facilitate these courses.

Curriculum: American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

Class Length: 3 Days, Classroom and Field

Locations and Dates:

Nov.25-26 & Dec.2-3 2017   Valdez PWSC  – Register at 907.834.1600 – 4 day course includes Avalanche Rescue

February 16-18, 2018  Anchorage UAA, part of semester long course UAA’s Skiing Alaska’s Backcountry – Register 907.786.4083

February 23-25, 2018  Haines – Register Here.

February 28, March 1, 3, 4, 2018  Fairbanks/Black Rapids/Eastern AK Range – Register Here.

March 15-18, 2018  Thompson Pass – Motorized Sledders Course – Registration opens soon.

April 6-8, 2018 Anchorage, Arctic Valley. Recreation Level 1 – Register Here.

Tuition Cost: $395

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Lead Instructors: Sarah Carter, Kyle Sobek, Jenna Boisvert

AAIC Course refund policy

Refunds, less 10% administration fee, will be issued by the AAIC administration office if a student must cancel/withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances and provides a minimum of five (5) days advance notice. Cancellation requests made less than five days in advance will be issued less 20% administration fee. Refund may not be issued once the course has started (this will be determined on a case by case basis.)

Refund from Credit Card Payments
If your fees have been paid with a credit card, and you are eligible to receive refund, you will receive a refund back to your credit card (less administrative fee) within 30 days from the date you cancel/withdraw. Once a credit card refund has been processed, you will receive a notification of the refund to the email address you provided at the time of your registration. If the credit card refund cannot be processed, you will receive a refund check (please see “Refund from Non-Credit Card Payments”).

Refund from Non-Credit Card Payments
If your fees have been paid with a method other than a credit card (check, money order, electronic check, bank wire, PayPal etc.), and you are eligible to receive a refund, it may take up to 30 days from the date the payment was originally received for a refund to be issued.

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Sarah Carter