In the past the AIARE 2 was designed to be an entry level professional course. The redesigned AIARE 2 is designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who have taken an AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue class. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where online resources are scarce. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.
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Session #1: Thanks to our unique partnership with Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski and Thousand Peaks Ranch two full days of fieldwork are spent at Thousand Peaks Ranch – providing students with true backcountry learning experiences. We would like to thank our partners for helping ensure that AIARE 2 students in the Wasatch Mountains receive the best possible avalanche education. For more information, please visit Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski, pccats.com.