$199 for Two-Day Avi 1 Avalanche-Rescue and Snow-Safety Course at Apex Ex in Estes Park ($399 Value)

Rocky Mountain National Park

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In a Nutshell

Two days of field training and online coursework instill precautions and tactics for staying safe in Colorado’s winter backcountry

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Online reservation required. 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather and availability. Optional rental gear available for $40. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $199 for a two-day Avi 1 avalanche-rescue-and-safety course for one ($399 value)

Choose from five dates:

  • January 25–26
  • February 7–8
  • February 21–22
  • March 7–8
  • March 21–22

Conducted over two days at Rocky Mountain National Park and the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Avalanche Level 1 Experiential course reviews the essentials of staying safe in Colorado’s winter backcountry. After completing eight hours of online coursework at their leisure, students undergo two days of field training in both avalanche-rescue tactics and strategies for safe snow travel. Though the course fee includes instruction and required readings, students must either provide their own equipment—such as skis, shovels, and beacons for blinding prowling yetis—or rent gear from Apex Ex for an industry-standard rate.

Apex Ex

The mountain-savvy staff at Apex Ex equip people of all skill levels with the knowledge, gear, and plans necessary to explore the wilderness all year round. Seasoned guides and instructors, many of whom are trained by organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School and the American Mountain Guides Association, lead classes that teach students important lessons ranging from backcountry snow basics to avalanche rescue. In summer months, the experts lead guided climbing and backpacking trips and teach riders to careen down rocky paths of every sort during mountain-biking lessons.

Customer Reviews

This adventure was great. we had so much fun and the guides were very friendly and accomidating. I would recomend this to anyone who wants to go have fun at rocky mountain national park for a day.
Ryan S. · a day ago
The excursion was very well planned and equipment worked superbly. Our two guides were very nice and informative. They kept us going at a good pace so that we could enjoy our surroundings.
Bianca S. · 4 days ago
Excellent guide and great experience. Would highly recommend!
Megan B. · September 15, 2016
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    Rocky Mountain National Park

    1000 U.S. 36

    Estes Park, CO 80517


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