Prival – AIARE Level 1


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

+Prival is now an accredited provider for The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) all course instructors are certified by AIARE  to teach at or above the level of avalanche education course listed here.


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).


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 Decision Making Framework to make terrain choices in a group setting
  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue.


Who Should Take this Course

The AIARE 1 is for anyone, regardless of method of travel, 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.



Students must be able to travel in avalanche terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow to class. There are no other prerequisites.

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2 reviews for Prival – AIARE Level 1

  1. Damian Shchur
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Really great course! Tony, Bruce, Shawn and Kelly are very experienced and knowledgeable. I feel much more prepared to travel in avalanche terrain. I plan to do level 2 in the next year or two.

  2. Patrycja
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A comprehensive course structured for the novice rider or the experienced backcountry skier, each student had walked away with new knowledge and adept understanding of traveling in the backcountry. I was very impressed with the high standard of quality and care the instructors exhibited to every student. I personally walked away confident in knowing that I have the right fundamental tools to begin to develop a lifetime of learning in the backcountry. Looking forward to continuing my Avy education through Prival.

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