Venturing into the backcountry? Do you know the fundamental basics of Avalanche Rescue? Do your ski partners know how to save YOU if the unthinkable happens?

Taught by the Eldora Ski Patrol, AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching of their rescue skills and will receive a rescue card acknowledging completion at course end.

AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a prerequisite for the AIARE 2 and Pro 1 courses. AIARE recommends that all backcountry travelers keep their skills current by taking an Avalanche Rescue Course and receiving a rescue card at least every other year. All students will have the opportunity to get feedback from an instructor on their rescue skills and timed practice with a realistic scenario. Students who have previously taken an AIARE 1 or an Avalanche Rescue Course will find value in having a professional help them set up a realistic scenario, practice skills in a realistic setting, receive feedback from an instructor, keep up with current best practices, and have an opportunity to practice advanced rescue skills.

Who Should Take This Course:

The Avalanche Rescue Course is a one-day course aimed both at new and experienced recreational backcountry travelers, aspiring avalanche professionals, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue volunteers, and backcountry snowmobilers.


Students must have a day ticket (provided with purchase of course) or seasons pass and be able to travel in the snow, and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow in class (ski touring or snow shoe equipment). Avalanche Rescue Equipment also needs to be provided by the student. Contact the Ski Patrol for equipment rental options. There are no other prerequisites.

Max 12 Students - $175 (Eldora Employee $125)
Classes require a minimum of 4 students to operate.

To Register:
Call (303) 440 8700 ext 1 to register for the course, or go to any Ticket window at Eldora. For questions please email:

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Avalanche rescue taught by the Eldora Ski Patrol
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