Price & Schedule




Full trip cost due upon registration.

Price Includes

  • AIARE 1 course certification
  • E-online learning
  • AIARE field book
  • AIARE student workbook
  • Guide fees (max 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)
  • Park fees

Price Does Not Include

2021-2022 Schedule

Our 24 hour AIARE avalanche education program includes a self-paced online curriculum, 2-hour virtual classroom session on Zoom, and a two-day field session. It is the exact same curriculum as the standard three-day course only with a flexible, online training component in lieu of a traditional classroom day.

Classroom Session: Zoom Meeting 7-9pm two days prior to field days
Field Session: Two full days 8am-5pm (transportation and lodging not provided)

Course dates at Mount Baker

Dec 11 – 12, 2021 – Sold Out
Dec 22 – 23, 2021 – Sold Out
Jan 8 – 9, 2022 – Sold Out
Jan 29 – 30, 2022 – Sold Out
Feb 5 – 6, 2022 – Sold Out
Feb 26 – 27, 2022 – Sold Out
Mar 19 – 20, 2022 – Sold Out

Course dates at Mount Rainier

Dec 29 – 30, 2021 – Sold Out
Mar 23 – 24, 2022 – 2 spaces left
Mar 30 – 31, 2022 – Sold Out

Course dates at Snoqualmie Pass

Jan 2 – 3, 2022 – Sold Out
Jan 5 – 6, 2022 – Sold Out
Jan 12 – 13, 2022 – Sold Out
Jan 19 – 20, 2022 – Sold Out
Feb 9 – 10, 2022 – Sold Out
Feb 19 – 20, 2022 – Sold Out
Mar 12 – 13, 2022 – Sold Out

Course dates at Crystal Mountain

Dec 15 – 16, 2021 – Sold Out
Mar 5 – 6, 2022 – Sold Out
Mar 26 – 27, 2022 – Sold Out

Course dates at Stevens Pass

Feb 12 – 13, 2022 – Sold Out


Dec 18 – 19, 2021 – Mt. Baker – Sold Out
Jan 15 – 16, 2022 – Snoqualmie Pass – Sold Out
March 23 – 24, 2022 – Crystal Mountain – 1 space left
Please indicate SheJumps climb on application

  • Please review our Cancellation & Refund policy prior to booking.
  • Please be aware that the course venue may be forced to change due to weather, conditions, or road closures.
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Trip cancellation insurance should be purchased within 21 days of booking your course.


School Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Refund Policy

  • Full refunds will be provided for cancellations made 120-days prior to the course start date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided for cancellations made 90-119 days prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 89-days prior to the course start date.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be made via email to our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • If Alpine Ascents cancels or reschedules a program, all fees are refundable and/or transferable.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, trip insurance is the only way to receive reimbursement if you need to cancel your trip when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

For me, going on a guided climb is less about paying someone to haul me up a mountain, and more about paying for an education, which I definitely got. I gained an invaluable amount of information and experience because all three guides would turn any given scenario into a learning opportunity. Not only are they […]

Photo courtesy of Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski
Photo courtesy of Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski

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Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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