AIARE Level 1 and 2 Courses

I teach a number of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 and Level 2 Courses. AIARE is a national organization that has created a standardized curriculum and training for courses and instructors. It is by far the most common curriculum and there are a number of providers both in the Mount Washington Valley and nationally. With so many courses using the same curriculum why should you choose a Chauvin Guides Course? The greatest variable in the AIARE courses is the instructor’s experience, enthusiasm, and training.

Courses on offer:

Three Day AIARE Level 1
Price $350
December 16 -18, 2016

January 14 – 16, 2017 MLK Weekend
January 20 – 22, 2017
February 10 – 12, 2017
February 25 – 27, 2017
March 3 – 5, 2017
: You must be able to travel in avalanche terrain, either on foot, snowshoes or skis, there are no requirements for previous training.
Pre-course material to read through
What is covered here


Four Day AIARE Level 2
Price $450
By Arrangement: I have some professional courses scheduled during the 2016-17 season. These courses are focused on those who need Level 2 for AMGA prerequisites or for some other professional reason.  Please contact me if you are interested. 

Here is a list of my experience and training, which I feel helps make me a well rounded and experienced avalanche instructor:
  • AIARE Level 3
  • AIARE Level 1 and 2 Instructor Training Course
  • American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • AMGA Alpine Guide
  • Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) 7 Day Professional Level 1 Course
  • CAA 15 Day Professional Level 2 Course
  • AMGA Instructor/Examiner in the Rock and Alpine Discipline
  • AMGA Alpine Discipline Coordinator, developing curriculum and instructor training for the AMGA Alpine Certification Program
  • Experience ski touring and ski tour guiding in Canada, Europe, California, Utah and Washington
  • Spent 3 summers alpine guiding in Chamonix, France with International and American Clientele