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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Its a board meeting!!! This meeting is different, even though it will likely still be a boring meeting, Brian Lundstedt has been interviewed and invited back as a possible candidate for the A.I.A.R.E.  board position. He would be the motorized representative on the board and help ensure the continued growth and development of the motorized programs. 

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for Steamboat Powersports

Friday, January 9, 2015 to Saturday, January 10, 2015

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Class room will be at Steamboat Powersports, on snow is yet to be set at this time.

 

Please contact Steamboat Power Sports to get on the roster, (970) 879-5138

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for Wyo. Backcountry Riders

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Sunday, February 1, 2015

THIS IS 2 Courses as of this point and based on attendance of those that register via e-mail.

A Friday/Saturday and a Saturday/Sunday

 

Please ensure you register for the correct class

 

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Location will be Snowy Range Area, contact Brian@TylersBA.org for specifics.

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness for RK Mechanical, Inc.

Friday, January 16, 2015 to Saturday, January 17, 2015

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Location is to be near Vail Pass, exact location will be announced

Noble Energy Safety Training

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noble Energy is providing an avalanche seminar to it employees! They have asked Tyler's Backcountry to come and present. 

Intro Course - Tyler's Backcountry Awareness

Friday, December 12, 2014 to Saturday, December 13, 2014

This course consists of two days. We start out with an evening course followed by a day on snow. The evening course will consist of presentation and group discussion. On-the-snow education starts with equipment check and will also include riding, companion rescue techniques and terrain identification/management. Bring your avalanche gear. If you don't have avalanche gear, please let us know when booking so we can get you setup with all the latest gear from our proudly provided by our avalanche safety sponsors. as our day. The outdoor portion will include periods of minimal movement during each lesson; please dress accordingly. While this is a on-the-snow course and does have riding involved, this is not just a ride. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are strongly recommended as conditions demand. 

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Location is to be determined, contact Brian@TylersBA.org for specifics.

Wilderness Survival Class with Dale Petefish

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dale is back again to share all he can in another wilderness survival class. he covers all the basics plus some tricks and tips that we like to call "PRO TIPS" from his own experience in the backcountry. Dale is no stranger to the Rocky Mountains, having spent most of his life exploring them, working on search and rescue and photographing the splendors and seclusion of the deep backcountry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience.

 

The class is $50 and dale donates all profits to Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. Last years class filled up quick so make sure you don't miss out.

 

Send and email with contact information and we will get you on the roster.

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Thursday, March 5, 2015 to Friday, March 6, 2015

Wolf Creek's fourth and final course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

Evening course followed by a day on snow

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Saturday, February 21, 2015 to Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wolf Creek's third course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

Evening course followed by a day on snow

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Sunday, January 11, 2015 to Monday, January 12, 2015

Wolf Creek's second course of the season with Matt Entz (Mountain Skillz), Sandy Kobrock (Wolf Creek Avalanche School) and Brian Lundstedt (Tyler's Backcountry Awareness).

 

Evening course followed by a day on snow

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding
 

Intro Course - Mountain Skillz

Thursday, December 18, 2014 to Friday, December 19, 2014

Wolf Creek's first course of the season with Matt, Sandy and Brian.

 

Evening course followed by a day on snow

The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

  • understand your beacon
  • group management
  • safe travel management
  • terrain recognition
  • assessing avalanche danger
  • performing a rescue
  • beacon search
  • using a probe
  • strategic shoveling
  • measuring slope angle
  • identifying and understanding layers in the snow
  • relating avalanche education to your riding

3rd Annual Fundraiser (All Ages Event)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Help us keep the memory of Tyler Lundstedt alive and raise money for avalanche awareness and education.

THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Please join us at Ryan's Sports Bar and Grill, located at 925 East Harmony Road in Fort Collins, CO for our Third Annual Fundraiser!

  • Cocktail hour begins at 4PM
  • Live auction begins at 5PM
  • Silent auction and raffles, ongoing from 4-7PM
  • Live band begins at 9PM

All proceeds benefit Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness

Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness (TBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of backcountry survival for the snowmobile community.  In January of 2012, Tyler Lundstedt was killed in an avalanche.  The outpouring of support inspired his family and friends to create this organization, which is spearheaded by his older brother, Brian Lundstedt. TBA offers free entry level courses as well as advanced level avalanche training directed towards motorized snow sports. These classes and events are made possible by your generous donations.

Additional information about TBA can be found on our Facebook page, by email at Brian@TylersBA.com, or by phone at 970-219-8869.

Integra Motorsports

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Join us for an avalanche awareness discussion from 10am to 1pm Saturday, December 14. Integra Motorsports has asked to to come down for a little early season refresher. Bring the the family, come ready engauge.

Terrain and Route Choices

Sunday, October 13, 2013

During this one-hour seminar, participants will begin to understand terrain traps, dangers, and how to avoid them by making intelligent, informed route decisions in the backcountry. This class will be led by Brian Lundstedt of Tylers Backcountry Awareness.

LOCATION: National Western Event Complex, in the Meadows Room

DATE: Sunday, October 13th, 2013

TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM

Terrain and Route Choices

Saturday, October 12, 2013

During this one-hour seminar, participants will begin to understand terrain traps, dangers, and how to avoid them by making intelligent, informed route decisions in the backcountry. This class will be led by Brian Lundstedt of Tylers Backcountry Awareness.

LOCATION: National Western Event Complex, in the Meadows Room

DATE: Saturday, October 12th, 2013

TIME: 5:00-6:00 PM

2013 Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo (Denver Snow Show)

Saturday, October 12, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013

If you have a passion for mountain snowmobiling, there’s no better place to get your fix in the fall than the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo in Denver, Colorado, on October 12-13.

This annual celebration of all things snowmobiling features:

  • Manufacturer displays with the new 2014 sleds
  • Aftermarket vendors offers power enhancements, lightweight components, avalanche packs and other add-ons
  • Dealer booths selling clothing, parts, videos and accessories
  • Can’t-miss snowmobiles destinations and resorts
  • Trailers, ATVs, UTVs and other products
  • Displays featuring top modified mountain climbers and backcountry machines
  • Antique and vintage snowmobile displays
  • PLUS: Check out the Swap Meet Extravaganza – hosted by the Colorado Snowmobile Association!

 

NEW THIS YEAR: The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Expo has been moved to a new location – the National Western Complex off Highway 70 in Denver. The new facility provides more room for a larger show, better food options, more available parking – and the parking is FREE.

 

The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Show – sponsored by Progressive Insurance and produced by EPG Media LLC/Snow Goer magazine, in cooperation with the Colorado Snowmobile Association (CSA).

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 02/22/14

Saturday, February 22, 2014 to Sunday, February 23, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

-understand your beacon

-group management

-safe travel management

-terrain recognition

-assessing avalanche danger

-performing a rescue

     -beacon search

     -using a probe

     -strategic shoveling

-measuring slope angle

-identifying and understanding layers in the snow

-relating avalanche education to your riding

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 03/14/14

Friday, March 14, 2014 to Saturday, March 15, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

-understand your beacon

-group management

-safe travel management

-terrain recognition

-assessing avalanche danger

-performing a rescue

     -beacon search

     -using a probe

     -strategic shoveling

-measuring slope angle

-identifying and understanding layers in the snow

-relating avalanche education to your riding

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 01/24/14

Friday, January 24, 2014 to Saturday, January 25, 2014

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. The day will be spent learning and practicing the following-

-understand your beacon

-group management

-safe travel management

-terrain recognition

-assessing avalanche danger

-performing a rescue

     -beacon search

     -using a probe

     -strategic shoveling

-measuring slope angle

-identifying and understanding layers in the snow

-relating avalanche education to your riding

MountainSkillz Intro to Avalanche Safety with Matt Entz - 12/21/13

Saturday, December 21, 2013 to Sunday, December 22, 2013

MOUNTAIN SKILLZ Intro to Avalanche Safety courses provide snowmobilers with a foundation of knowledge in the field of avalanche safety. An evening classroom session is followed by a full day of on the snow instruction and training exercises under the Wolf Creek Backcountry special use permit by the Rio Grande National Forest. Matt is proud to be teamed with AIARE instructor Sandy Kobrock for a fourth winter to combine professional snowmobiling experience with professional avalanche instruction. We are honored to be joined by Brian Lundsted from Tyler's Backcountry Awareness. The evening classroom session consists of a slideshow and group discussion as we prepare for our day of on the snow training. On the snow training begins with a gear check(beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack) and review of that days local avalanche bulletin from CAIC. If you do not have the proper safety gear, we will provide necessary gear for the day at NO COST thanks to our friends at BCA. The day will be spent learning and practicing the following:

-understand your beacon

-group management

-safe travel management

-terrain recognition

-assessing avalanche danger

-performing a rescue

     -beacon search

     -using a probe

     -strategic shoveling

-measuring slope angle

-identifying and understanding layers in the snow

-relating avalanche education to your riding

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