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.

Small Group AIARE Level 1 and Rescue

 The American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level I Course is a 3-day program that combines classroom work with field experience to provide a solid basis for decision-making in avalanche terrain. We’ll cover such topics as recognizing avalanche-prone slopes, assessing avalanche hazards on-site, route-finding and travel techniques, and skills and equipment for companion rescue. READ MORE… 
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 avy6--680x475This single day workshop is the answer to the question “whats next?”. If it has been a while since you took our AIARE 1 avalanche course, or are looking to brush up on your backcountry skiing skills; this is a perfect course for you. We will start out with a quick indoor refresher session and review some of the highlights of the AIARE 1 curriculum. Then, into the field following the route your group created for the day. The goal of today will be to get YOU out in front, making team decisions in the back country. And of course, to get some great turns in on some of the best backcountry ski terrain in the east!
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one day / ratio 4:1 / prerequisite AIARE 1 and several days backcountry ski experience

AIARE Instructors

Keith Moon

Climbing School Manager, North Conway
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 1 Course Instructor

Bio & Certifications

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools