AIARE Avalanche Level 1: Jackson, WY

Season Winter

Difficulty Easy - Moderate

Duration 3 or 4 Days

Overview

With some of the best backcountry terrain in North America, the Tetons offer a lifetime of opportunity to ski and snowboard in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Learning to negotiate the backcountry takes years of dedication and practice; Jackson Hole Mountain Guides offers avalanche courses and clinics to help you begin and refine your avalanche safety knowledge and make you a safer, more competent back country adventurer.

We highly encourage every backcountry user to take a Level 1 or 2 AIARE Avalanche Education Course and to follow up with yearly practice, so you enjoy a long lifetime of rewarding backcountry experiences. Along with our AIARE Courses, we offer a number of clinics and opportunities that get you into the mountains to put your back country skills to work!

For information on Level 2 AIARE Avalanche Education, click here.

Season Winter

Minimum Age 18

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Our AIARE Level 1 Courses are designed for people looking to build a foundation for safe Backcountry travel. This comprehensive 3-day course focuses on hazard evaluation, decision-making and companion rescue in avalanche terrain. One full field day is devoted to slope evaluation, route finding, and risk management. These courses include proper instruction for basic safety and protocols for safe backcountry travel. Over the 3-days you will learn the skills and tools needed to navigate the winter mountains and evaluate the snowpack when traveling through avalanche terrain.

For a complete class schedule and a copy of the Level 1 Class Outline Please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Our 4-day  AIARE Level 1 Courses are designed for locals who work or visitors who want to spend the day skiing.  In this extended itinerary, we will spend Thursday and Friday nights in the classroom from 6-9 and spend Saturday and Sunday in the field practicing what we have learned.   This comprehensive 4-day course focuses on hazard evaluation, decision-making and companion rescue in avalanche terrain. One full field day is devoted to slope evaluation, route finding, and risk management. These courses include proper instruction for basic safety and protocols for safe backcountry travel. Over the 4-days you will learn the skills and tools needed to navigate the winter mountains and evaluate the snowpack when traveling through avalanche terrain.

For a complete class schedule and a copy of the Level 1 Class Outline Please CLICK HERE

 

AIARE Level I Avalanche Course: Price: $450

December 12 – 15, 2019 | 4 Day

December 13 – 15, 2019 | 3 Day

December 16 – 18, 2019 | 3 Day

December 19 – 22, 2019 | 4 Day

December 20 – 22, 2019 | 3 Day

December 27 – 29, 2019 | 3 Day

December 31, 2019 – January 2, 2020 | 3 Day

January 3 – 5, 2020 | 3 Day

January 10 – 12, 2020 | 3 Day

January 17 – 20, 2020 | 4 Day

January 18 – 20, 2020 | 3 Day

January 24 – 26, 2020 | 3 Day

February 4 – 6, 2020 | 3 Day

February 7 – 9, 2020 | 3 Day

February 14 – 17, 2020 |  4 Day

February 15 – 17, 2020 | 3 Day

March 6 – 8, 2020 | 3 Day

March 13 – 15, 2020 | 3 Day

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UPPER LAYERS

BOTTOM LAYERS

HEAD AND HANDS

ACCESSORIES

SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY (Packages available for rent at JHMG)

  • Boots: Alpine Touring, Telemark, or Snowboarding Boots
  • Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
  • Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (optional)

SNOW SAFETY EQUIPMENT (REQUIRED and available for rent at JHMG)

 

 

Grand Teton National Park is located roughly 30 minutes from our Jackson, WY headquarters. Our Jackson office is located in the south part of Jackson at 1325 S. Highway 89, Suite 104 and shares a parking area with Smith’s. Our phone number is (800) 239-7642 or (307) 733-4979. Most trips and classes will meet at this office for gear checks, preparation, and classes. The Jackson Hole airport is the closest, but Idaho Falls (a 2 – 2.5 hour drive) is a cheaper option and Salt Lake City (4 – 5 hour drive) are also air travel options. It is helpful to arrive a couple of days prior to your trip/class in order to acclimatize. Otherwise, you should arrive the day before and stop by our office for an equipment check. Do not plan on traveling the day after a significant climb – you will be tired and there are no guaranteed times when we will return to the trailhead. Plan on having accommodations for the night prior to and the night you return from a significant climb. There are a plethora of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in Jackson and the surrounding area. Accommodations near our office make your transitions convenient. It is highly advisable to make reservations as early as possible. Lodging recommendations and many more details can be found in the downloadable document below.

 

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Testimonials

  • JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.

    — John Howland
  • Knowledgable instructors and in a setting that inspires.  I learned a lot during my course and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use exploring on snow in the Tetons and beyond.

    — Ben Weaver
  • Very professional! Excellent instructors with a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, they know how to facilitate growth of one’s mountain sense.

    — Clinton Culp
  • Very professional! Brian and Erica are wonderful guides, excellent instructors with a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, know how to facilitate growth of one’s mountain sense.

    — Clinton Culp

Trip Sponsors

As the signature sponsor of our AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 courses, all students enrolled will be able to test and demo all Mammut safety equipment for the duration of their course for no charge. Students who elect to take advantage of this program will be expected to fill out a review of the equipment they demo. Once submitted, they will receive a discount code for %15 off any full-priced Mammut airbag, beacon, shovel or probe.

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