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AIARE Avalanche Courses in Park City

As beautiful and compelling as the backcountry can be, it is important to understand that the danger levels can range from very low to extreme during the winter months. Our objective is to help you be able to identify the full range of risks in a given situation so you can act accordingly and stay safe. Ensuring that you have the proper training, equipment and knowledge is vital to your continued enjoyment of the backcountry landscape. We offer a full range of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) courses through our White Pine Touring guiding service to help backcountry enthusiasts develop the skills and knowledge needed to travel safely in the mountains during the winter months. Our strict ratio of six students per instructor ensures a personal and engaged learning experience for every course participant.

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Whether you ski, snowboard, or snowshoe, our AIARE avalanche courses are designed to give you the skills and educated confidence you need to safely enjoy your time in the backcountry. Our AIARE qualified instructors have years of experience in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, and have travelled the world in search of the unique snowpack and climates that have broadened their knowledge base. Whether you’re just starting to entertain the idea of out-of-bounds adventure, or you’re looking to assume a leadership role in your backcountry travels, there is an AIARE course for you. Check out our offerings below for specific information on course itineraries, student learning outcomes and course outlines.

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Leaders in Avalanche Education

Our Avalanche Education Program was developed by International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified guide, Freddy Grossniklaus. Beginning in 2000, Freddy worked closely with AIARE to develop the curricula for the current AIARE 1, 2 and 3 courses.

In 2002, White Pine Touring was approached by Freddy as a trusted partner that could address the insurance and logistical concerns hindering his efforts. At the start of the 2004 winter season, Freddy began mentoring current Avalanche Education Program Director, Scott House, and the two worked closely to develop an extensive and sustainable avalanche education program. Soon after, White Pine Touring became an official AIARE course provider – a distinction they hold to this day.

Since the beginning, White Pine Touring has worked closely with AIARE and its pool of instructors to help improve and promote avalanche education for all experience levels. Thanks to the committed efforts of Freddy and Scott, White Pine Touring is now recognized as one of the top AIARE course providers in North America.

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