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December 2019

Avalanche 1- Dec 13-15, 2019 in Whitefish, MT

December 13 - December 15
Great Northern Powder Guides, 8955 US-93
Olney, MT 59927
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$495

The Mountain Guides, Montana and  Crested Butte Outdoors presents AIARE level 1 avalanche course. To sign up you will log onto THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES website. Located in beautiful Whitefish near the West entrance to Glacier National Park, The Mountain Guides Montana offers avalanche courses and skills clinics to help you begin and refine your avalanche safety and knowledge and help you become a safer, more competent back country adventurer. Instructors Kenny Gasch and Susan Purvis are both instructors for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  In our AIARE courses we’ve taken it to the next level by providing students with an ideal learning environment for avalanche education with a one-of-a-kind wilderness venue. We have partnered with Great Northern Powder Guides to provide a three day, yurt-based course in the heart of the Stillwater State Forest. Lodging, meals at the yurt and transportation from the highway to the yurt via snowcat are all included. We highly encourage every backcountry user to take a Level 1 or 2 AIARE Avalanche Education Course and to follow up with yearly practice, so you enjoy a long lifetime of rewarding backcountry experiences. Along with our AIARE Courses, we offer a number of clinics and opportunities that get you into the mountains to put your back country skills to work!   ITINERARY THREE DAY COURSE Our AIARE Level 1 Courses are designed for people looking to build a foundation for safe Backcountry travel. This comprehensive 3-day course focuses on hazard evaluation, decision-making and companion rescue in avalanche terrain. These courses include proper instruction for basic safety and protocols for safe backcountry travel. Over the 3-days you will learn the skills and tools needed to navigate the winter mountains and evaluate the snowpack when traveling through avalanche terrain. The course begins at 8 AM the morning of the first day. We will meet at the base lodge of Great Northern Powder Guides located approximately 24 miles North of Whitefish on Hwy. 93 on the left hand side of the road. GNPG is located approximately one mile beyond Dog Creek Lodge and Nordic Center. From there we will be transported via snowcat to Great Northern Powder Guides backcountry yurt. We will be conducting the entire course at the yurt, teaching, learning, eating, sleeping, ski touring, and having a great time. GNPG will pick us back up the afternoon of the third day and take us out and back to the base lodge. You can expect to be back out approximately at 5:00 pm. The cost of the course includes all AIARE materials and instruction, transportation from the base lodge to the yurt and back, dormitory style lodging at the yurt, and breakfast and dinners while in the field. If you feel overwhelmed or need more information contact Susan at 970-596-2999 or call Kenny Gasch at 307-250-0763.

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Avalanche 1- Dec 20-22, 2019 in Whitefish, Montana

December 20 - December 22
Great Northern Powder Guides, 8955 US-93
Olney, MT 59927
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$495.00

The Mountain Guides, Montana and  Crested Butte Outdoors presents AIARE level 1 avalanche course. To sign up you will log onto THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES website.

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Avalanche 1-Dec 27-29, 2019 near Whitefish, Montana

December 27 - December 29
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January 2020

Avalanche 2- Jan 10-12, 2020 near Whitefish, Montana

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020
Great Northern Powder Guides, 8955 US-93
Olney, MT 59927
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$525

Course Description The AIARE 2 is a three-day/24-hour course that provides backcountry travelers an opportunity to advance their decision making skills in more complicated situations such as being a leader within a small travel group, traveling in more complicated terrain, and/or developing a travel plan where resources are scarce. The AIARE 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. Students will describe and discuss weather, snowpack and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain. OVERVIEW Located in beautiful Whitefish near the West entrance to Glacier National Park, The Mountain Guides Montana offers avalanche courses and skills clinics to help you begin and refine your avalanche safety and knowledge and help you become a safer, more competent back country adventurer. Instructors Kenny Gasch and Susan Purvis are both instructors for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  In our AIARE courses we’ve taken it to the next level by providing students with an ideal learning environment for avalanche education with a one-of-a-kind wilderness venue. On our AIARE 2 courses, we have partnered with Great Northern Powder Guides to provide a three day, yurt-based course in the heart of the Stillwater State Forest. Lodging, meals at the yurt and transportation from the highway to the yurt via snowcat are all included. We highly encourage every backcountry user to take a Level 1 or 2 AIARE Avalanche Education Course and to follow up with yearly practice, so you enjoy a long lifetime of rewarding backcountry experiences. Along with our AIARE Courses, we offer a number of clinics and opportunities that get you into the mountains to put your back country skills to work!   TRIP PLANNER ITINERARY THREE DAY COURSE Our AIARE Level 2 Courses are designed for people looking to build a foundation for safe Backcountry travel. This comprehensive 3-day course focuses on hazard evaluation, decision-making and companion rescue in avalanche terrain. These courses include proper instruction for basic safety and protocols for safe backcountry travel. Over the 3-days you will learn the skills and tools needed to navigate the winter mountains and evaluate the snowpack when traveling through avalanche terrain.

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A full refund, minus a $120 cancellation fee, will be issued to any student canceling if more than 31 days remain before the start of the class.  No refunds will be issued within 31 days of the class start date.  In the unlikely event that a course is canceled, a full refund will be issued.