Women’s AIARE Avalanche Courses

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Avalanche Courses

Join us for our SheJumps Sponsored All Women’s AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course and SJE All Women’s Hut-based AIARE Level 2 Course!

We also want to extend a warm welcome to trans, cisgender, and any non-binary skiers/split-boarders whom center their education in women-focused spaces. We will be connecting in the mountains together through inclusivity, strength, endurance, and education. We will learn from each other and create confident partners in the mountains.

SheJumps AIARE Level 1 Course – Town Based in Silverton, CO– Announcing dates this summer!

We are so excited to partner with an amazing group whose focus is to uplift and promote the women’s outdoor community. The She Jumps AIARE Level 1 avalanche course is designed to give you a full introduction to backcountry travel. When you take your level one 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 will be lead by two female identifying professional guides. 10% of your registration goes towards SheJumps mission to getting more girls & women in the outdoors.

LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS

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

The Wyman Hotel 

– The Silverton Lodge

– The Avon Hotel

San Juan Expeditions Women’s Hut Based AIARE Level 2 + Leadership DevelopmentAddie S Hut, Red Mtn Pass

The dates for our Womens Hut-based Level 2 Avalanche Course are:

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

For this years course, we have teamed up with two amazing women, Dani Reyes-Acosta- Equanimity Outdoors Instructor, and Lauren Glass, LPCC- Mental Health Therapist, to offer a high quality course including dynamic leadership building activities & high end mental health practices focused around the backcountry.

This course consists of 4 days, 3 nights at the Addie S Hut located on Red Mtn Pass. If you would like Breakfast and Dinners included, please purchase our “Food Package” as an add on at checkout.

Must have completed an Avalanche Rescue Course, Level 1 Course, and have the ability to travel in avalanche terrain to be eligible to participate in the AIARE Avy 2 Hut Course. You will be required to provide proof of your Rescue course and Level 1 Course by emailing your certifications to [email protected].

Trip Details

Duration

3 Days

Difficulty

Some skiing experience necessary

Maximum Guide Ratio

5:1

Included

  • 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
  • Breakfast, Lunch/snack food, and Dinner (for hut trips, you may purchase this as an add on at checkout)
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Itinerary

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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