Every year, avalanches are one of the leading causes of death among backcountry enthusiasts. Our home turf, Colorado, consistently leads the nation in avalanche fatalities. If you plan on spending time in high, snowy country, be prepared.  In this one hour free avalanche awareness clinic our expert guides give an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, and how to avoid them.

Our guides are American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) trained to teach avalanche courses, and they also spend some 300 days a year in the field—they know snow from an academic and practical perspective, and they share their knowledge with you.


None – just an interest in learning about avalanches!


varies by location


1 hour

Meeting location:

Varies by date


Registration is not necessary for this complimentary offering. Just come on out and bring your friends and family!


If you have a location at which you think we should present, please contact us at 720-387-8944.


Potential topics include:

  • Types of avalanches
  • Avalanche terrain
  • Snowpack analysis
  • Weather considerations
  • Avalanche decision-making
  • Trip planning and preparation
  • Travel techniques