AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety & Awareness Course
135 Ratings

Unleash your wanderlust spirit with our engaging lectures and immersive field sessions, tailored to your convenience, either in-class or Zoom, and midweek or weekend adventures

No refunds for canceled bookings
  • Delve into the fascinating world of field exploration, equipped with a comprehensive student handbook and a field notebook to chronicle your adventurous journey
  • Engage in enlightening evening lectures and hands-on field instruction, providing a unique learning experience that seamlessly blends theory and practice
  • Flex your schedule with our convenient learning options, offering both in-class and Zoom lectures for an immersive educational experience that caters to your lifestyle
What's Included
  • Student handbook, Field notebook, evening lectures and field instruction
  • Not Included: Transportation to field location, transceivers, shovels, probes or touring equipment, and a detailed equipment list will be sent to all participants
7534 18th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Cancellation Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing and be received by the operator’s office at least 45 days prior to the program start date. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 30 days of the program start date. If you cancel your participation in the program within 30 days of the program start date, then even if you don’t participate in the program, you remain responsible for paying all program fees. The operator will try to work with you to reschedule your course with more than 21 days notice, if space is available. Schedule changes are subject to a $50 fee per person up to 2 weeks out and $100 less than 14 days from the start of the trip and may not be possible. If conditions or circumstances preclude running a scheduled program the operator reserves the right to make the decision as to whether the program will be canceled, rescheduled, or an alternative provided.

*COVID-19 is the only exception to this policy; the operator will refund or reschedule if you have come into contact or contracted the virus.

In the rare circumstance where the operator needs to cancel a program you can reschedule without a fee or receive a refund on your deposit. If circumstances arise that force them to cancel a program that is already in progress, they reserve the right to decide whether a refund or credit, at a prorated rate, will be issued. The operator is not responsible for cancellation fees or costs from travel arrangements and recommend trip cancellation insurance.

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Dec 5, 2023
Very happy with this course overall, and more specifically engaging instruction from Ian, Cheri, and Charlie during our field days! Will be recommending BACG to my friends looking for AIARE 1 training.
Review provided by Peek Pro
Dec 4, 2023
Our guides were incredible. Ian, Charlie and Sherri were informative, positive, and had tons of feedback to give us in real time. I would absolutely love to learn from them again!
Review provided by Peek Pro
Feb 27, 2023
I was extremely happy with this course. The course and guides exceeded my expectations in providing holistic, helpful and active training, advice and coaching throughout the online calls and specifically onsite days. I am new to ski touring so while the focus was on avy safety, I also got an extremely valuable "introduction" to ski touring as well. Thank you so much, I am very grateful!
Review provided by Peek Pro
Feb 6, 2023
Sam was an AMAZING instructor. Took the time to answer every question. Very very knowledgeable. Also had Sherri on the first day who was also excellent! Overall awesome course. Totally would recommend to friend. Only area for improvement: there could have been better communication around the zoom sessions. One email said they started at 6 and other said 6:30. The passcode for the zoom session was also communicated separately from the zoom links (the second one was only communicated verbally) which made it difficult to login to the zoom sessions.
Review provided by Peek Pro
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