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

  • Personal gear (see equipment list)
  • Transportation to/from field session venue
  • Lodging during field session
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evac fees, transport, etc)
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Gratuities for guide team

2023-2024 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

December 9 – 10 – Sold Out
February 10 – 11 – Sold Out
March 23 – 24

Course dates at Snoqualmie Pass

December 22 – 23 – Sold Out
December 30 – 31Sold Out
January 6 – 7 Ladies Only –Sold Out
January 13 – 14- Sold Out
January 20 – 21- Sold Out
February 24 – 25 – Sold Out
February 29 – March 1 – Sold out
March 2 – 3 – Sold Out
March 16 – 17 – Sold Out

Course dates at Stevens Pass

December 16 – 17 – Sold Out
December 27 – 28 – Sold Out
January 6 – 7– Sold Out
January 20 – 21 Ladies OnlySold Out
February 3 – 4 –Sold Out
February 24 – 25 Ladies Only – Sold Out

Course dates at Blewett Pass

January 27 – 28
February 10 – 11 – Sold Out


January 6 – 7 – Sold Out
January 20 – 21 – Sold Out
February 10 – 11 – Sold Out
February 24 – 25- Sold Out

SheJumps is an inclusive organization and welcomes all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people

  • 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

  • Payment includes a $200.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • 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 reservation changes, if available, are subject to a $50 change fee.

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.

Very well organized, very high quality. I was impressed by the food selections, which exceeded my expectations. Professionally run, excellent guide.

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

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety Course BLOG

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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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