- Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, Tremper*.
- Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States, Issued by the American Avalanche Association*
* Included in the confirmation packets mailed out before the course.
- The Avalanche Handbook, McClung and Schaerer
*Please purchase and read this book ahead of time, it will be used as an instructional point of reference.
- Professional Program Overview – The roles of A3, Pro Course Providers, and Pro Course Trainers.
- Pro 1 Guidelines – Course details, skills and proficiencies, and evaluation criteria for the Pro 1 course.
- Pro 2 Guidelines – Course details, skills and proficiencies, evaluation criteria for the Pro 2 course.
- Pro Bridge Guidelines – Details, skills and proficiencies, and evaluation criteria for the Pro 1 Bridge.
- Prior Learning Assessment
- Level 3/Pro 2 Clarification
Other Suggested Readings:
- Avalanche Safety: for Skiers and Climbers, Daffern
- Snowsense Doug Fesler and Jill Fredston
- The Avalanche Book, Armstrong and Williams
- Secrets of the Snow: Visual Clues to Avalanche and Ski Conditions, LaChapelle
- Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches, Jill Fredston
- Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United States, Williams and Armstrong
- Colorado Avalanche Disasters, Jenkins
- Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications, C. David Whiteman
- Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek by John Branch
- The Safe Zone by Powder Magazine
- International Snow Science Workshops (ISSW) Proceedings of Professional Papers and Talks
- Check road conditions here for Colorado
- Level 1 Course Prep
- Silverton Avalanche School AIARE Level 1: What to Bring
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