Our hut based AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course immerses you in avalanche study for four days of intensive learning. This course utilizes our award-winning AIARE 1 curriculum and provides an intimate backcountry learning experience at the beautiful Last Dollar Hut.
The Last Dollar Hut
The course takes place at the Last Dollar Hut on the San Juan Hut System in between Ridgway and Telluride, Colorado. The hut offers exceptional skiing right outside the front door. There are big alpine bowls, skinny chutes, and gladed tree runs. Because the hut capacity is limited to eight people, the terrain around the hut rarely gets skied out and fresh powder lingers for weeks after a storm.