Avalanche Classes

Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness offers four levels of avalanche awareness classes. All of our classes are available on snowmobile and snowbike!

Intro to Avalanches

  • One evening in the classroom
  • One day on the snow
  • Learn basics of equipment and technologies
  • Bring your shovel, transceiver, probe, pack

Avalanche Rescue

  • One day course
  • Explain process if avalanche occurs
  • Complete realistic avalanche rescue scenario
  • Receive a rescue card showing completion


  • Develop a plan for travel in avalanche terrain
  • Be able to identify avalanche terrain
  • Use The AIARE Risk Management Framework
  • Demonstrate effective companion rescue


  • Differentiate and identify avalanche terrain
  • Use and interpret weather, snow, and avalanche observations
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within a small team
  • Implement a basic forecasting framework

Our Sponsors

We could not share the education about avalanches without our generous sponsors. Thanks for supporting our message and purpose.

About Us

About Tyler

Backcountry rider Tyler Lundstedt’s undeniable and contagious passion for snowmobiling in the great Rocky Mountains led him and fellow riders to ever greater heights and challenges.

On January 21, 2012 Tyler died in an avalanche near Buffalo Pass in Colorado.

Our Purpose

We took Tyler’s loss and looked for a way to help others not have to struggle through the same heartache.

The 3 biggest hurdles resonating in the industry were location, time and cost. Through active fundraising, countless hours of volunteering and a lot of hard work we are here to provide solutions in avalanche education.

Our Team

Driven by the loss of backcountry rider Tyler Lundstedt, our team is driven to educate others about avalanches so they don’t have to deal with the heartache of losing a fellow rider.

Brian Lundstedt

Brian Lundstedt

President - AIARE Course Lead

Backcountry rider with over 25 yrs. Wilderness First Responder.

Mike “Mule” Langhenry

Mike “Mule” Langhenry

AIARE Course Lead

Over 10 years riding experience. GPS/Radio geek and Photographer.

Matt Allan

Matt Allan

AIARE Course Lead

Over 10 years riding experience. Over 20 years of snow education experience.

Matthew Vermeer

Matthew Vermeer

Marketing Director

Over 10 years riding experience. Over 20 years of marketing experience.

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