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Get an Education in the Field With Practical Experience Provided by AIARE Certified Instructors

Avalanche course taught by a certified AIARE instructor, The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. These courses will be based out of the yurt and will be comprised of both classroom and field work. The snowcat will be used to facilitate these courses and access terrain. All meals will be cooked by the instructor & guides. Timelines will follow closely that of our multi-day backcountry ski option.

2017-2018 Avalanche Course Information

We will be offering courses with Tahoe Wilderness Medicine. Classes will include 13 medical CE’s.

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. (4 Days with Medical CE’s) 

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry 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).

Student learning outcomes

At the end of the AIARE 1 course the student should be able to:

  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain.
  • Effectively use the AIARE Decision Making Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting
  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue.

Course dates: (If you have your own private group please call and we can see if we can accommodate other dates)

  • Jan 26-28, 2018 No CME’s. 3 Day AIARE Level I Certificate $885.00 + book. Lodging, Snowcat, and Meals included – Call to book your trip 530-412-1509
  • Feb 15-18, 2018 AIARE Level I + 13hrs CME’s. 4 Day 1695.00 Lodging, Snowcat, Meals included – (3 spots left in the course)
  • Feb TBD

Class limited to six students. For more information and booking call 530-412-1509 or book at Tahoe WIlderness Medicine.  

2017-2018 Backcountry Ski / Snowboard Course Information

This course combines continuing medical education (CME) curriculum with an introduction to Backcountry Skiing course. The didactic and field sections of the CME course are designed to provide medical professionals the knowledge and skills to apply their medical expertise in the winter wilderness environment. These courses will be based out of the yurt and will be comprised of both classroom and field work. The snowcat will be used to facilitate these courses and access terrain. All meals will be cooked by the instructor & guides. Timelines will follow closely that of our multi-day backcountry ski option. For more information please visit Tahoe Wilderness Medicine.

Course dates: (If you have your own private group please call and we can see if we can accommodate other dates)

  • Jan TBD
  • Jan TBD 
  • Feb TBD
  • March 2-4, 2018 2 spots left

For more information and booking please call 530-412-1509 or book at Tahoe WIlderness Medicine