AIARE 2 Motorized January 13-14, 2024 Halfway


This course will utilize a hybrid model, in which all participants will receive online pre-course learning materials that should take around 8-hours to complete.  A Zoom session will be held before the two field sessions to answer questions about the pre-course material, cover the AIARE Framework and mapping tools.  It is imperative that participants put in the prerequisite time so they are prepared for the two field sessions.

The Wallowa Avalanche Center is offering the Motorized Level 2 January 13-14, and will take place in Halfway, OR.

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
-a Oregon Snopark pass

Price Includes:
AIARE Certified Course Leader and Instructors
24 hour course with a 6:1 maximum ratio
AIARE student manual
AIARE field book
AIARE certificate of completion

Cancellation: We recommend you purchase trip insurance in the event you have to cancel your course.  If you need to cancel within 30 days of the start of the course you will not receive a refund.  Cancellations more than 30 days of the start of the course will receive a refund minus $50. 

If you would prefer to pay with a check, please email to be added to the course roster and mail a check to: WAC PO Box 324 Joseph, OR 97846.

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Availability: 9 in stock


The AIARE 2 is a three-day course for those who have taken AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue and have had at least a year of backcountry travel experience between courses. The AIARE 2 provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision-making skills by applying their skills to new terrain and situations.  The AIARE 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in AIARE 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.


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