Motorized Avalanche Education

After a tragic accident in 2012, founder Brian Lundstedt saw a void in the motorized community and set out to help provide motorized avalanche education. Motorized instructors were few and far between with often outdated information and techniques. While receiving his training, he found that the current model wasn’t working and set to change that.

Motorized Avalanche Education

With all of his passion for the sport, he encouraged conversation, eventually working its way to the curriculum development team at the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). This set into motion the gears that brought change to our method of travel.

After years of development, the curriculum is now available and delivered in a hands-on manner. These classes are fun and more importantly, very applicable to every day in the backcountry. With a team of educators ensuring up to date information, Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness offers a motorized avalanche education that will travel with you on every ride. Our special edition mobile classroom also allows for onsite learning for both the classroom and in the field sessions.

When you participate in AIARE motorized avalanche education, you’ll learn how to apply what you’ve learned to your own backcountry travel. Introductory courses stand alone and increase your confidence in your ability to make decisions. The advanced courses build on those skills in an applicable progression.

Over the course of your AIARE education, you’ll learn:

  • How to prepare for backcountry travel with seasonal and daily routines
  • How to use planning tools and checklists to facilitate maintaining situational awareness, communicating, and making decisions as a group
  • How to perform and practice avalanche  rescue