Avalanche Courses

Filed in Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on September 30, 2015

Your most important backcountry skill will always be education.  Let the Vail Valley’s original guiding service educate you on how to safely navigate the hazards of the winter snowpack.

We offer two courses:

AIARE Level 1  &  AIARE Avalanche Rescue

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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Training for Recreationalist

This 3-day, 24 hour course is a staple for any backcountry recreationalist. It combines classroom and field time to provide the student with a hands-on introduction to avalanche hazard management. This certification never expires and is based on the only domestic curriculum that has met the internationally standard for the mountain guiding community.

What You Learn:

  • AIARElogo2Decision-making through proper planning and observation
  • Terrain recognition and travel techniques
  • Companion rescue including beacon use
  • Snowpit construction and analysis

Why Paragon Guides?

  • Legacy – We have been guiding in the Vail Valley since 1978.
  • Lodging – Take advantage of our discounted rates at the Riverwalk Inn and Suites located 5 minutes from our office.
  • Gear – Beacon, shovel, and probe will be provided at no extra cost!
  • Skis – Go lightweight and experience our Dynafit, Black Crows, or Blizzard ski touring demo fleet at 50% off our daily rate!
  • Venues – We utilize Vail Pass and Meadow Mountain during our field days
  • Classroom – We provide free coffee and tea to keep you focused. Store your lunch in our “kitchen” equipped with a fridge and microwave.

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We are excited to support The Glide Project.

 

 

Each class has a capacity of 12 students. REGISTER HERE

Month Dates Price Status Description
December 11-13, 2017 $375 Sold Out! Local’s Appreciation Course  Local radio station 97.7 KZYR will be offering 12 spots at a discount via True Local Deals. SOLD OUT

All participants will receive a free Paragon Voile ski strap!

December 15-17, 2017 $375 Only 3 spaces left! Local’s Appreciation Course  Local radio station 97.7 KZYR will be offering 12 spots at a discount via True Local Deals.    SOLD OUT   

All participants will receive a free Paragon Voile ski strap!

December 28-30, 2017 $100 OPEN Glide Project – Youth avalanche Education –

TEENS ONLY

January 13-15, 2018 $375 OPEN MLK Weekend – Don’t miss a day of work with this Level 1 that runs Sat, Sun, and Monday.
January 23-26, 2018 NA Register through School Glide Project – Vail Mountain School at the Sangree Hut
February 9-11, 2018 $375 OPEN  Public AIARE Level 1
February 23-25, 2017 $375 OPEN  Public AIARE Level 1
February/March 27 – Mar 2, 2018 NA Register through School Glide Project – Battle Mountain High School at the 10th Mountain Memorial Hut

Each class has a capacity of 12 students. REGISTER HERE

 AIARE Avalanche Rescue – New for 2017/18!

This 1-day, stand-alone course is designed to keep backcountry recreationalist abreast of best practices in rescue technique and gear. This course has no prerequisites and can be taken at any time. It is perfect for anyone who needs to freshen up their rescue skills, looking to take the Level 2, or the beginner who isn’t quite ready for the Level 1.

What You Learn:

  • Best practices in avalanche rescue
  • Muscle memory of rescue technique that improves your response time
  • How to stage a scenario for continued practice beyond this training

Why Paragon Guides?

  • Legacy – We have been guiding in the Vail Valley since 1978.
  • Gear – Beacon, shovel, and probe will be provided at no extra cost!
  • Skis – Go lightweight and experience our Dynafit, Black Crows, or Blizzard ski touring demo fleet at 50% off our daily rate!
  • Venues – We utilize Vail Pass and Meadow Mountain
  • Price – We offer this course at a fair price compared to our competitors
Month Date Price Status
January 6 $99 Open
January 27 $99 Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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