Avalanche Training



***PROGRAM UPDATE*** For the winter of 2021-2022 we will be conducting the first day of this course fully remotely and then day 2 and day 3 in the field.  This will give our students greater flexibility and allow for us to better manage contact with all students.  Please note that the remote session may or may not be on the day prior to our two field days.  We will decide this as a group, as we approach the program start date.  Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.

AIARE 1 - Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

AIARE 1 – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

This is a 3-day course for for recreational backcountry users.  This course provides a unique opportunity to get more out of the AIARE curriculum and practice the skills you need to make a plan, travel safely, and have a great day in the backcountry.  We focus on getting the class on snow every day of the course, and believe that the best way to learn to travel in avalanche terrain is to practice in avalanche terrain.  READ MORE…

three days / ratio 1:6

AIARE Instructors

Keith Moon

Climbing School Manager, North Conway
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide, AMGA Certified Rock Guide & AIARE 1 Course Instructor


Michael Lackman

Climbing & Avalanche Inst., West Hartford & North Conway
AMGA Cert. Single Pitch Instr. & AIARE Recreational Course Leader

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness EMT, PSIA Level 1 Telemark, AIARE Level III and AIARE Recreational Course Leader

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools