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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 are a backcountry skier, splitboarder, snowshoer, snowmobiler, mountaineer, ice climber or anyone else who is planning on spending time in high, snowy country, you need to be prepared. Avalanches don’t discriminate.

In this online avalanche awareness class, our expert guides give an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, how to avoid them, what avalanche safety gear you need and how to gain the skills and knowledge needed to make good decisions in the backcountry. This is a great first step in avalanche education and doubles as a regular refresher course. 

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

For this season, our friends at Backcountry Access, Dynafit, Rab, SCARPA, & CAMP have sponsored this online course, allowing you to get access for FREE! Start or refresh your education today!

Meeting location:

Online! Any device with internet access.

Notes:

If you’d like a live webinar presentation tailored to your company or organization, please contact info@coloradomountainschool.com or call us at 720-387-8944. This is NOT a replacement for a formal avalanche training course with real practice in the field. We strongly recommend you supplement this course with at least an AIARE 1 decision-making course.

Potential topics include:

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

Prerequisites:

None – just an interest in learning about avalanches!

Duration:

1 hour
Experience Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Activity Level

Relaxed

Discipline

Avalanche Training

1 review for Avalanche Awareness Online

  1. Troy Kellenberger (verified owner)

    This is a great informative course to get the psyche going for winter season.

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