2019/20 Avalanches Courses

I teach a number of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) 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.

Why take an Avalanche Course with Chauvin Guides? 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, check out my credentials here. Next is the group size, all my courses are capped at 6 people with one instructor. Many other providers go as large as 12 students and two instructors. Although the ratio is the same the logistics of a large group makes the field days more cumbersome and less able to adapt to conditions.

Courses on offer:

Three Day AIARE Level 1
This course along with the AIARE one day Rescue Course fulfills the American Mountain Guides Association’s prerequisites for the; Ice Instructor Course, Ice Instructor Exam, and Alpine Guide Course. Maximum course size is 6 and Marc Chauvin will be your instructor.
Price $350 (Payment due on registration and is non-refundable)
Price includes the use of Avalanche Rescue Equipment (beacon, shovel, probe)

December 27-29, 2019 (Full)
January 3-5, 2020 (Full)
January 10-12, 2020 (Full)
January 24-26, 2020 (Full)
January 31-Febuary 2, 2020 (Full)
February 21-23, 2020 (Full)
March 6-8, 2020 (Full)

Prerequisites: You must be able to travel in avalanche terrain (~ 34 to 42 degree snow slope), either on foot, snowshoes or skis, there are no requirements for previous training.
Pre-course material to read through
What is covered here
Please contact me if you are interested, marc@chauvinguides.com

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

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