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Snowmobile Access-human powered
Aiare Avalanche course

Education. Saves. Lives

This 3 day in-person course is designed for the backcountry traveller who utilize snowmobiles/timber sleds to gain access to their favorite backcountry ski/snowboard stashes. Inspired Summit has been a leader in hybrid sled access touring here in Utah and we are excited to have our team of AIARE certified instructors and seasoned sled access guides share their technical and practical skills.


Course Dates: 
December 16-18 2022
January 6-8 2023
Price: $625 per student
Special sled rental rates available
6:1 Ratio
Class Size 12
Minimum age 18

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management.

Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Who Should Take this Course

The AIARE 1 is for ANYONE, who wants to recreate in or near avalanche terrain. Participants may have attended some awareness classes or workshops or completed the Avalanche Rescue course, but none are a prerequisite for this course.

Aspiring professionals will need to take the AIARE 1 and Avalanche Rescue as a prerequisite for the Pro 1 course.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the AIARE 1 course, the student should be able to:

  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify avalanche terrain.

  • Effectively use The AIARE Risk Management Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting.

  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue.

Course Outline

  • Day 1: In-Person Classroom at Inspired Summit Shop

    • Intro to the AIARE Risk Management Framework​

  • Day 2: Field Day Western Uintas

    • Companion Rescue​

    • Snow and Weather Observations

  • Day 3: Field Day Western Uintas​

    • Full Day Sled Access Ski/Split Tour​



“Inspired Summit is hands down the best guiding company around. Not only are the guides experts in mountain skills who know all the super secret locals-only spots, they are the type of people who you want to grab a beer with at the end of the day.” 


—  Becca B., Salt Lake City


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