This course was designed to build upon the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 course, adding to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. Among other things, you will learn about:
- the changing mountain snowpack
- layers of the snowpack
- mountain weather
- observation skills
- interpretation of weather data, snow surface conditions, and snow profiles
- how to apply observations to field decisions
- how to properly communicate said observations.