Gravity Haus x CAG AIARE Level 1: 3-Day Course
December 10 @ 7:30 am - December 12 @ 4:00 pm
About the Course
The course we selected is the standard AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course 3-Day course, offered in the traditional classroom and field instruction format to introduce participants to the hazards of traveling in avalanche terrain.
Traveling in the backcountry requires a solid understanding of avalanche risk and the knowledge to mitigate these risks through appropriate terrain assessment and decision making. CAG’s AIARE certified leaders and instructors will teach you how to recognize, manage, and minimize these hazards and reduce risks.
Gravity Haus Member Perks
- Access: Gravity Haus has partnered with CAG to reserve 18 spots across 3 different dates of AIARE Level 1 3-Day Courses, to help members get access to these extremely sought after educational programs, and learn alongside fellow GH community members.
- Pricing Discount: These classes are $595 to the public, and we are offering them at a reduced rate of $550. Price includes: Local AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors, 24-hour course with a 6:1 maximum instructor to student ratio, student manual and weather-proof AIARE field book, use of beacon, shovel and probe (if needed)!
- Gravity Haus Pods: We have reserved a pod of 6 in each of these 3 classes exclusively for Gravity Haus members. These classes have 4 pods each, so there will be other attendees, but you will be assigned to the same pod, so you are learning exclusively alongside fellow members.
- Gravity Haus Gear: Once you register for these classes, if you need to get your hands on backcountry gear, feel free to rent through Haus Quiver!
What You’ll Learn
- Trip Planning and Preparation
- Reading and understanding the avalanche forecast
- Classifications and characteristics of different types of avalanches
- Recognizing hazardous conditions
- Understanding a mountain snowpack
- Basics of route selection and terrain management
- Managing risk and decision making
- Human factors and influence
- Efficient use of beacon/shovel/probe
- Companion rescue techniques
- Group management
Syllabus & Schedule
E-Learning materials and Student Manual are sent 1 month prior to course start to be completed. Students submit questions relating to E-Learning or Student Manual.
- 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Classroom Presentations
- 12 pm: Lunch
- 1 pm – 4 pm: Instructor-Led Trip Planning Lesson
- 7:30 am – 3:30 pm: Field Session; Companion Rescue and Making Relevant Observations
- 7:30 am – 4:00 pm : Student led tour and Course Close
- Student to Guide Ratio: 6:1 – We have reserved a pod of 6 in each of these 3 classes exclusively for Gravity Haus members. These classes have 4 pods each, so there will be other attendees, but you will be assigned to the same pod, so you are learning exclusively alongside fellow members.
- Prerequisite: This course can be taken on alpine touring skis or splitboard. It is a requirement that participants are familiar with their touring gear and have experience on their setup prior to taking this course. Alpine touring skis and splitboards are available for rent from local shops. Students on skis or boards must be comfortable in steep blue to black terrain at the ski resort.
* Per Colorado Adventure Guides’ rules, all classroom based and hut-based courses we will be requiring Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination or Proof of a negative COVID-19 Test 48 Hours Prior to the course.