BCA AIARE Backcountry Decision-Making Guide Field Book 2024

The Backcountry Decision-Making Guide Field Book is an essential snow study tool. Rain or shine….collect your data and stay informed while in the backcountry.


This brand new version of the AIARE “blue book" has been redesigned to fit the new Pro/

Rec class format in North America. Developed by the American Institute for Avalanche

Research and Education (AIARE) to meet the American Avalanche Association (A3) SWAG standards. Printed on water-resistant paper.

The field book includes:

AIARE Communication Checklist

AIARE Decision Making Framework

AIARE Observations Reference

50 format pages for entering trip plans, field observations, and snow profiles to make educated decisions while in the backcountry.

⚠️ WARNING: This product contains Brass which can expose you to Lead, a chemical that is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.