SJE | AIARE Women's Hut Based Avy 2 Course + Equanimity


Silverton, Colorado

Group Size

5 people per guide


3 days




All Women/ Female-Identifying Equanimity and AIARE 2 Avalanche Course based in the San Juan Mountains

We are so excited to be offering an all womens/female identifying AVY 2 course for women this winter. We will be connecting in the mountains together through inclusivity, strength, endurance, and education. We will learn from each other and create confident partners in the mountains. And most of all... we will have a heck ton of fun while doing it.


This course runs four full days out of the Addie S course on Red Mountain Pass. This ski hut has four single beds and four queen beds with one couch. Depending on the number of couples in your group of friends this hut can sleep up to 12 people in this hut course. 

Lodging and breakfasts/dinners are included in this course! We are one of the only companies that actually offer more time skiing. Lets have some fun!

What is involved with the AIARE 2 Equanimity Avalanche Course?

The AIARE 2 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE 1 and adds to the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. You will learn how to describe and discuss the weather, snowpack, and avalanche processes, and identify how these processes relate to observations and travel within avalanche terrain.

Additionally, Equanimity will help you learn how to translate empowerment found in this course into your daily lives. AIARE 2 Equanimity helps pair avalanche management with personal goals and endeavors which will support the next generation leaders in the outdoors. You will learn how to be confident in decision making but also use your voice. Speak up, stand proud, and trust yourself.

This course will help you analyze more complex avalanche problems by introducing you to a basic forecasting framework, to be used in conjunction with and in the absence of a local forecast. 

When you take your level two with San Juan Expeditions you will get hands-on experience analyzing the avalanche hazard and using your observations to make decisions in the field. We are committed to providing both tools for understanding the avalanche problem and the terrain management skills you can only get from observing an experienced female guide.

Our course leaders are both AIARE certified instructors and AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) trained guides. So when you take one of our courses you know you will be under the mentorship of an experienced and qualified guide, not just an instructor.

With an all-female course with San Juan Expeditions, you will be led by a knowledgeable, energetic, and inclusive team of talented female guides. 

Why take a San Juan Expedition's Women's AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course?

1.With an all-female course with San Juan Expeditions, you will be led by a knowledgeable, energetic, and inclusive team of talented female guides. You will be provided a comfortable, safe space to learn and to grow as a backcountry skier. We're all about bridging the gap between intimidating environments and confident decision making.

2. Taking an all womens course will also connect you to other women that can possibly become life long partners in the mountains. Mentorship is always a possibility with our female guides as well.

3. We are based in Silverton and Durango, Colorado - The premier location to learn about avalanche education in the United States with a history of avalanche research.

4. Our AIARE Avalanche Instructors are also trained by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association). We are not just avalanche instructors but also guides with experience in a variety of terrain and snowpacks all around the world.

5. You will get exclusive access to our all women's alumni groups and mentorship days here at San Juan Expeditions.