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Motorized AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course Jan. 14-15, 2023

January 14 - January 15


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Motorized AIARE Level 1 is a 3 day / 24 hour avalanche course specifically designed for snowmobilers and snow bikers focused on decision making in the backcountry.  Pre course online learning will be sent to participants 1 month before the start of the two field sessions.  Participants should expect to spend around 8 hours going through the online and pre course homework.  A Zoom session will take place the week before the two field days.  The Zoom session will cover any pre course questions, mapping, the AIARE Framework and more.

Topics covered include preparation, planning, and execution of a backcountry ride based on avalanche conditions, avalanche terrain identification, hazard mitigation and safe travel techniques; weather; snowpack; stability analysis; and avalanche rescue techniques. All participants receive an AIARE 1 certification.

Details: January 14-15 in the Southern Wallowas near Halfway.  Field sessions will take place over 2-days from the Clear Creek Snopark.
6:1 student to instructor ratio

If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail to WAC PO Box 324 Joseph, OR 97846. Email victor@wallowaavalanchecenter.org to be added the the course roster.

Participants must have:
-snowmobile or snow bike (reliable and appropriate for mountain riding)​
-avalanche rescue gear (digital avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe)
-backpack (airbag pack optional)
-DOT approved helmet
-the ability to ride off trail in varied terrain and deep snow
-an Oregon SnoPark pass
-transportation to and from classroom and field locations with your machine

Contact: victor@wallowaavalanchecenter.org for more info


January 14
January 15
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