Avalanche Education

  • Avalanche Intro, 1 Day, basic level training on Pikes Peak.
  • AIARE 1, introduction to avalanche hazard management, 4 day (24 hour).
  • AIARE 2, provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their skills, 4 day (40 hour).
  • Avalanche Intro & Splitboard Tour, basic level avalanche training & splitboard into.

Avalanche Intro & Companion Rescue

Location: Glen Cove on Pikes Peak and/or Hoosier Pass and classroom.

Course & group, $135ea. minimum 2.

1 long day course (10 hours)

8 hours field, 2 hours classroom.

This one day field tour focuses on avalanche terrain recognition, hazard management, team communication, travel techniques and companion rescue. Full day on the mountain in avalanche terrain.

This training is designed for people new to the backcountry or those traveling in the backcountry with no formal avalanche education. This course is only a 1 day time commitment for those not able to take the 3 day AIARE level 1. This course gives you tools to travel in the backcountry with a better awareness of surroundings and the avalanche hazard.

Use of beacon, shovel and probes are included. Snowshoes or ski/splitboard are required.

2015 Dates: January 31, February 28, April 4 or Schedule a private session here.

We'll meet early (~7am) on your scheduled date at a coffee shop for 2 hours (presentation and discussion), then carpool to Pikes Peak for a full day field session near and above treeline in avalanche terrain.


Location: Glen Cove on Pikes Peak and/or Hoosier Pass, and classroom.

PRICES: $345

 

4 day course (24 hours)

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Use of beacon, shovel and probes are included. Snowshoes or ski/splitboard are required.

2015 Dates: February 5-8, March 26-29

Evening classroom sessions (6pm-9pm) on Thursday and Friday, Field sessions all day on Saturday and Sunday.


Location: Glen Cove on Pikes Peak and Hoosier Pass and classroom

PRICES: $485,

 

4 day course (40 hours)


The level 2 course provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional progression: the level 3 certificate.

The Level 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.

Use of beacon, shovel and probes are included. Snowshoes or ski/splitboard are required.

2015 Dates: February 12-15

February course is 4 days in the field and classroom Thursday through Sunday.


Avalanche Intro & Splitboard Tour

Location: Glen Cove on Pikes Peak and/or Hoosier Pass and classroom.

PRICES--$485, 1:1

$255, 1:2

2 days touring. No overnight.


Two day tour planning and splitboard clinic to include avalanche education. We'll focus on terrain recognition and hazard management skills. Companion rescue component will be taught/refreshed on day one.

Use of beacon, shovel and probes are included. Must be proficient snowboarder (at resorts). Splitboard can be rented/demo'd from Blindside.

Schedule a private session here.

 

Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

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