Avalanche Intro & Companion Rescue

This one-day, small ratio, field course 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 (we still recommend you take this course the following season). This course gives you tools to travel in the backcountry with a better awareness of surroundings and the avalanche hazard.

Use of Ortovox S1+ transceiver, probe and shovel are included.  Ski/splitboard or snowshoes are required.

2019 Dates:  $235/person

  • January 6
  • March 3
  • or schedule a private anytime, see private pricing below

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 near avalanche terrain.


  • Glen Cove on Pikes Peak
  • Hoosier Pass near Breckenridge

Trip Expectations:
No prior backcountry experience required.

Use of Ortovox 3+ transceiver, probe and shovel. Small ratio class, 4 participants max.

Not Included: Transportation and toll fees, accommodations, food, and guide gratuity.


Prices are per person

1 student : 1 guide

2-4 students : 1 guide

1 long day course (10 hours) 8 hours field, 2 hours classroom. 

4:1 max ratio.  For larger groups, contact us here or call, 719.368.9524

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $10/person not included.

Other Adventures
Splitboarding & Tour Planning Intro, 2-Day
Avalanche Intro & Companion Rescue
Ski Mountaineering Day
Backcountry Skiing / Splitboarding Tours

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

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