AIARE Avalanche Rescue: Whitefish, MT

Location Whitefish

Season Winter

Difficulty Easy - Moderate

Duration 1 Day

Overview

The Mountain Guide’s AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that 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.

Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion date at course end. To prevent the spread of infectious disease on these courses, there will be 2 hours of online curriculum that students must complete before arriving for the field session.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year.

Season Winter

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Course Goals:

  •  Train backcountry travelers in Avalanche Rescue skills
  • Increase participant likelihood of survival in an avalanche
  • Emphasize that education and avoiding getting caught in an avalanche is the best plan; rescue is a backup in case everything goes wrong.
  • Provide skills, practice methods for proficiency at the Avalanche Rescue standard
  • Promote a culture of routine avalanche rescue practice and attendance of an Avalanche Rescue course every two years

Meet at 9 AM

  • 9:00-9:10 Into and Course Logistics
  • 9:10-9:50 Intro to Avalanche Rescue
  • 9:50-10:15 Departure Check
  • 10:15-10:45 Rescue Demonstration
  • 10:45-11:35 Rescue Skills Breakdown
  • 11:35-12:15 Single Burial Scenarios
  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-1:30 Advanced Topics
  • 1:30-2:30 Scenario Practice and Assessment
  • 2:30-3:30 Patient Considerations and Evac
  • 3:30-4:30 Course Close

Price: $150 Per Person

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UPPER LAYERS

BOTTOM LAYERS

HEAD AND HANDS

ACCESSORIES

  • Back Pack: 30 to 40 Liter ski pack, Guide Pick: Mammut Pro Short Removable Airbag System Backpack
  • Water & Food: Thermos or insulated water bottles are best. Lot’s of snacks.
  • Sunglasses/ Sunglass Case
  • Ski Goggles
  • Extra Prescription Glasses/Contact Lens
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm
  • Headlamp-Extra batteries
  • Laptop Computer — for Avalanche Courses only

SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY (Packages available for rent at JHMG)

  • Boots: Alpine Touring, Telemark, or Snowboarding Boots
  • Skis or Splitboard with compatible binding for boots
  • Climbing Skins (fit to skis)
  • Ski Poles
  • Helmet (optional)

SNOW SAFETY EQUIPMENT (REQUIRED and available for rent at JHMG)

 

 

Testimonials

  • Knowledgable instructors and in a setting that inspires.  I learned a lot during my course and look forward to putting my new knowledge to use exploring on snow in the Tetons and beyond.

    — Ben Weaver
  • Very professional! Excellent instructors with a wealth of knowledge and most importantly, they know how to facilitate growth of one’s mountain sense.

    — Clinton Culp
  • JHMG knows there stuff! My instructors provided a wealth of knowledge for us to learn from and an awesome attitude that kept everyone stoked.

    — John Howland

Trip Sponsors

As the signature sponsor of our Avalanche Safety Courses, all students enrolled will be able to test and demo Mammut avalanche safety equipment during the course at no charge. In exchange, participants provide five photos of the gear in use it as well as a review of the gear OR a post on social media tagging @jhmtnguides and @mammutna.

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