2022 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 5 people. Many other providers go as large as 12 students and two instructors. Although the ratio is similar the logistics of a large group makes the field days more cumbersome and less able to adapt to conditions. I also only take skiers and boarders with appropriate equipment. My courses access real terrain both days if the weather allows. You can expect real tours making real decisions.

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 size of field days is 5 and Marc Chauvin will be the only instructor.

Prerequisites: You must be able to travel in avalanche terrain (~ 32 to 42 degree snow slope) and travel two days in a row skinning up to 3 miles each day and skiing down. You will need to use Alpine Touring or Telemark Skis with skins, Splitboard with skins, or Snowboard and Snowshoes there are no requirements for previous training.
What is covered here

Price (2021-2022 season) $450 (includes avalanche rescue equipment if needed)

Dates will be announced soon

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
  • Past AMGA Instructor/Examiner in the Rock and Alpine Discipline
  • Past 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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