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Stay up-to-date on your companion rescue skills, with this one-day course designed to be taken regularly. 

Refresh your rescue skills

This one-day, stand alone course 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. 

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December 28, 2019
January 19, 2020
February 16, 2020
March 4, 2020


$185 (Have your own group of 4 or more? Call / email to schedule a custom date!)


Up to 6:1 


The AIARE Companion Rescue Course is a single day, 8am – 5pm. Your instructor will reach out before the course begins to make a plan on location (which changes with differing snow conditions throughout the season). 


  • AIARE Certificate of Completion
  • AMGA and AIARE Trained Ski or Splitboard Guide
  • Avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)
  • Federal Land Use Surcharge (USFS/BLM)


  • Guide gratuity
  • Personal snacks for the day
  • Backcountry touring equipment: skis or splitboard, boots, skins, etc. These are available to rent at an additional fee from our partner shop Backcountry Experience
  • Personal clothing / gear: Avalanche Course Gear List


Skiers/riders should be in good physical condition, and be fairly confident / comfortable on their method of snow travel (backcountry touring skis or splitboard). We would love to ski with you before the course; consider booking a day of backcountry skiing/riding!

Course outcomes

At the end of the Rescue Course, students should be able to: Describe what to do if they or a member of their party is caught in an avalanche; Identify and be able to use gear necessary for avalanche rescue; Set up a realistic scenario in order to practice a rescue response; Improve their response skills and times during and after the course with feedback from instructors and peers; Develop a plan for continued practice.


Please familiarize yourself with our Booking & Cancellation Policies.


Anyone participating in our programs must fill out a Waiver beforehand. If you are under 18, please have parent/guardian complete.