Provided by Snowbird Backcountry Guides
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Dates: December 8, 2018 Saturday: 8 am - 5 pm. Prerequisite: none, this course is prerequisite for AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends taking an Avalanche Rescue course each season to keep skills current. Cost: $125
Snowbird Backcountry Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a 1-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching with their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end.
Snowbird Backcountry Guides (SBG) provides premier avalanche education with access to world-class amenities, terrain and top-quality instructors. Utilizing the resort’s infrastructure, students are able to focus on course objectives thanks to comfortable conference space and state-of-the-art audio visual support. One major advantage to SBG’s avalanche education program is the ease of access to high-alpine terrain via chairlifts and the Aerial Tram; this saves time during the course, allowing for more efficient use of field time. In addition to the resort’s infrastructure and unparalleled access, SBG’s program provides instruction by highly trained and experienced instructors, all of which are active professional rescuers, snow safety personnel, ski patrollers and guides.