AIARE Avalanche 2 Course

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Avalanche Courses

Expand your avalanche education to venture into bigger and more complex terrain.

The AIARE Avalanche 2 Course builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 and adds evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. You will learn how to describe and discuss the weather, snowpack, avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.

This course will help you analyze more complex avalanche problems by introducing you to a basic forecasting framework, to be used in conjunction with and in the absence of a local forecast.

When you take your level two with San Juan Expeditions you will get hands-on experience analyzing the avalanche hazard and using your observations to make decisions in the field. We are committed to providing both tools for understanding the avalanche problem and the terrain management skills you can only get from observing an experienced guide.

You must have completed an AIARE Avy 1 course and a Companion Rescue course to participate in the Avy 2 course.


Book your stay at one of these locations and receive 10% off:

The Wyman Hotel 

– The Silverton Lodge

– The Avon Hotel

Trip Details


3 Days


Some skiing experience necessary

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AIARE and AMGA trained/certified guide 
  • Avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe)
  • AIARE field book & student fees
  • Federal land usage surcharge (USFS/BLM)

Not Included

  • Personal skiing/riding equipment
  • Lunch/snack food 
  • Guide gratuity

Course Schedule

The first morning of the course we will meet at the SJE office and will go over the itinerary for the next three days and meet your guides. All course information will be shared with you by your guides and instructors.

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