SheJumps and Irwin Guides present a female-only AIARE Avalanche Level 1 course in Crested Butte, CO sponsored by Backcountry Access (BCA). Bury your heads in the snow with new friends during the day learning essentials for safe backcountry travel and join SheJumps for various evening activities and fun throughout weekend. Get ready to jump out into the backcountry this winter!
This course is intended for recreational backcountry skiers looking to develop the tools to get out in the snow on their own. Basic familiarity and experience with backcountry travel and equipment is required.
The American Institute for Avalanche Safety and Education (AIARE) is a 3-day, 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazards. With a mix of both classroom and field time, the focus of the course is to learn how to recognize hazards, how to manage and minimize them and finally how to respond in case of an emergency. Students will come away from the course having learned:
- How to prepare and plan for a backcountry tour
- How to analyze an avalanche forecast
- How to identify avalanche terrain & avalanche types
- How to recognize hazardous conditions
- Basic snow pack understanding
- Route selection and terrain features
- Snowpack tests and interpretation
- Educated decision making
- Basic rescue techniques
- Group management
The American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education (AIARE) was started in Crested Butte, through a partnership with Irwin Guides and has gone on to become nationally and internationally recognized as the standard of avalanche education for backcountry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Irwin Guides is the eldest AIARE provider in the nation; a title of which we are immensely proud - we've been doing this longer than anyone else out there.
SheJumps mission is to increase participation of women and girls in outdoor activities and we are excited to provide outdoor education opportunities to empower women in the outdoor community. The AIARE Level 1 certification is a good starting point to safe backcountry travel and snowpack exploration.
Join other SheJumpers for the weekend at the Crested Butte Hostel: 25% discount is available to all participants! Please inquire about lodging to Irwin Guides directly at email@example.com
All participants will receive 20% off BCA Gear and the chance to win giveaways during the weekend!
For all other inquiries, please contact SheJumps Ambassador Erin Kearns for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org