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Avalanche Courses

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American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education courses provide a complete program of avalanche education for students at all levels, from recreational to professional, and from novice to advanced. AIARE Level 1, 2, and 3 courses are taught nationwide and internationally. Find a course.


The American Avalanche Institute has been teaching avalanche courses for over 35 years. The curriculum teaches snow science and practical application. AAI courses are held in mountainous environments in the Tetons, Wasatch, Bridgers, and Madison Range of the Rocky Mountains. Find a course.

AVALANCHE1 USA Sleducation

Avalanche 1 classes are taught from a snowmobilers perspective. You will learn techniques that work for snowmobilers by avalanche instructor who has 20 years of mountain riding experience. You will learn how to avoid getting caught in avalanche situations that are inherent to snowmobiling.

Avalanche CANADA

Canada is privileged to have some of the world's finest opportunities for winter backcountry exploration. A Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) course teaches life-saving search and rescue techniques to all backcountry recreationists. Avalanche Canada offers three levels. Find a course.

Syndicat National Des Guides De Montagne France

The SNGM is the governing organization for the National Ski and Mountaineering School and all matters relating to avalanche safety training. Find a Course.

WSL-Institut fr Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF Switzerland

The SLF offers basic and advanced snow and avalanche safety training courses for various target groups in German, French, and Italian. Find a course.

SAAC Austria

SAAC stands for Snow & Alpine Awareness Camps and offers two-day-avalanche tuition for free. Find a course


SKI BASE ARLBERG instructs on how to deal with backcountry skiing, techniques and tactics of ascent with skins and the use of avalanche safety equipment. Find a course


The Association of Regions and Autonomous Provinces Italian Alps (AINEVA), organizes a series of training courses on issues of Snow and Avalanche Research. Find a course


Experienced German mountain guides will show you how you can minimize the risk of avalanches. In this course, you can learn risk-conscious and appropriate behavior in the field. Find a course.

APRENDICA Argentina & Chile

Heres everything you need to know about weather and avalanches in South America from APRENDICA, the first official provider of AIARE avalanche safety courses in Argentina and Chile. Find a course.