AIARE Motorized Level 1 Avalanche Course Catherine Creek Jan 27-28, 2024


Details: January 27-28 in the Western Wallowas near La Grande. Field sessions will take place over 2-days from the Catherine Creek Creek sno-park.
6:1 student-to-instructor ratio

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
-Transportation to and from classroom and field locations with your machine

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 by check, please mail to WAC PO Box 324 Joseph, OR 97846. Email to be added the the course roster.

Contact: for more info

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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. Participants will receive online pre-course learning that will take around 8-hours to complete.  A week before the course there will be a zoom session hosted by the course instructors.  Two full days will be spent in the field covering the fundamental aspects of the AIARE risk management process with respect to riding in avalanche terrain. 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.


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