which course should i take?

Don’t know which type of course to take? See below for help on how to proceed with our course offerings.


Professional avalanche worker training for the 2020-21 season!  The new Pro Training Progression offers valuable, relevant skill development for avalanche workers at a variety of points in their careers. Learn more about our Professional Courses here.

SAS is an approved Professional Course Provider by the American Avalanche Association (A3).

Pro 1

Pro 1 is designed for avalanche workers just starting in the field. Learn the important fundamentals of managing avalanches as well as how to recognize and travel through avalanche terrain. Read full description here.

Pro Avalanche Rescue

This course introduces the student to “the state of the art” in avalanche rescue for the professional. This course is intended for any avalanche professional and rescuers who will encounter avalanche rescue. More information can be found here.

Pro 2

The Pro 2 is the capstone course for Avalanche Professionals.  Designed to meet their needs for managing avalanches and to go deeper with their avalanche terrain knowledge. More information can be found here.

Avalanche Mapping

This Continuing Development course teaches avalanche professionals what GIS can do and how they can apply the technology to understanding and monitoring avalanches. Read full description here.

Mountain Weather

Designed for avalanche practitioners looking for a better understanding of meteorological principles applied to weather in mountainous areas and using publicly available weather information to create a local forecasts. Read full description here.


The recreational track is designed for new and experienced backcountry users looking to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills.  These courses will benefit the recreational backcountry travelers in several ways including more time learning route planning, terrain management, and hazard evaluation.  Find out more about our Recreational Program here.

Recreational Level 1

The Level 1 Avalanche course is the starting point for backcountry travelers and aspiring avalanche professionals. The course is required for progression to Level 2 and/or Professional Avy 1. Read full course description here.

Avalanche Rescue

Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. Read full description here.

Level 2: Integrated Avalanche rescue

The Level 2 has been redesigned to meet the needs of advanced recreational students who have taken the Level 1 and want to go deeper with their avalanche knowledge. Read full course description here.

Snowmobile Courses

Created specifically for snowmobilers. Learn what equipment works best, how to effectively evaluate terrain, analyze stability and increase your skills in the mountains. Read full description here.

Want to Learn More?

We’d love to answer any questions and discuss what course option is right for you. Get in touch today!