Avalanche Science and AIARE courses
"I am looking at Avalanche Science Guides' courses and I am curious if there is anything you do not teach compared to an AIARE Level 1 course offered by others. Just curious what the real difference is I guess."
"What rescue equipment is required for Avalanche Science Guides' courses?"
Avalanche Science recommends that course participants get the best equipment available in the market, such as Mammut transceivers, Black Diamond's Evac Shovels, and lightweight QuickDraw Probes from 300 cm to 320 cm.
Mammut are the only avalanche rescue transceiver brand that during the 2021-2022 period has not experienced a recall notice.
BD Evan shovels are sturdy, flat-bottom profile for excellent snow-pit craftsmanship, with extendable handle, and a hoe configuration for fast snow removal.
"What snow tools are required for Avalanche Science Guides' courses?"
Avalanche Science provides students with crystal cards.
Meeting Place for Avalanche Science functions (Guiding and Courses)
"When and where do I meet with Avalanche Science Guides?"
Most often we meet at Idaho City's Visitor Center. For some groups interested in breakfast, Avalanche Science arranges to meet at the Gold Mine Restaurant in Idaho City.
Drive to Idaho City and Mores Creek Summit
"How long it takes to drive to Idaho City from Boise? How long it takes from Idaho City to Mores Creek Summit trailheads?"
Parking at Mores Creek Summit Winter Trailheads
"Where can I park when ski touring at Mores Creek Summit?"
The parking area at the top of Mores Creek Summit Pass at 6100 feet is a very popular with Motorized users. A fraction of the proceeds from the sleds license as well as funds from the Boise Snowmobile Club are used in the upkeep of the Mores Creek Summit parking area. Avalanche Science recommends to the non-motorized public to minimize the use of this parking area during days of high usage, such as holidays and some busy weekends. We encourage the non-motorized users to explore one of the alternate winter trailheads to the north or south of Mores Creek Summit.
"What are the lodging options at Idaho City?"
There are AMAZING lodging options at Idaho City, from the frugal to the cozy. Check the loading options here: Idaho City Chamber of Commerce - Lodging Listing.
Gas Station at Idaho City
"Can I get gas at Idaho City?"
Time when Avalanche Since excursions are over
"At what time do courses, guided trips, or tours organized by Avalanche Science end? At what time can I plan to be back at Boise?"