Avalanche Training



aiare_logoIn 2006, we accepted our responsibility to our students and the winter adventure community as a whole by offering nationally recognized American Institute Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses. AIARE is a nationally recognized curriculum for avalanche education in the U.S., so you know you can trust the information and techniques we teach in the courses below. We are proud to be the largest provider of avalanche training in the East with an AIARE 2 course leader and four AIARE 1 course instructors on staff.

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 everyday of the course, and believe that the best way to learn to travel in avalanche terrain is to practice in avalanche terrain     


three days / ratio 6:1

AIARE Instructors

Keith Moon

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

Bio & Certifications

Michael Lackman

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

Bio & Certifications