Winter 2020-2021 Avalanche Course Policy
Due to the current Covid conditions our avalanche courses for winter 2020-2021 will be modified to help reduce the risk for our employees, students, and partners. The AIARE 1 courses will have the same course requirements as all our previous AIARE 1 courses. AIARE has developed new online avalanche curriculum that will help replace the indoor classroom time that we used previously. By eliminating the indoor portion, we can cover much of that curriculum on-line and eliminate large groups of students in confined indoor spaces. Day 2 and day 3 of the AIARE 1 will be all outdoor field sessions in small groups with no indoor classroom time. Our AIARE 2 and Avalanche Rescue courses will remain the same format as in the past with all outdoor hands on courses.
Our Covid protocols will continue with small groups, all outdoor courses, social distancing, pre course screening, and mask wearing. We feel confident that we can operate with these adjustments while limiting our exposure to Covid.
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