AAI Online Avalanche Courses

At the American Avalanche Institute, we’ve been teaching avalanche education for almost half a century.

Our online-only courses leverage our extensive knowledge and content library created by the best avalanche educators in the business. These courses are built to help you establish and fortify a foundation of lifelong learning about snow safety and backcountry travel.

Remember, there is no substitute for in-person field classes. However, we want to offer you accessible and affordable educational opportunities. If you are new to backcountry travel, start with our Avalanche Fundamental course. If you have already taken your Avalanche Level 1 or Level 2 course, we are offering an online refresher course for each level. In addition, our full in-person course offerings can be found here.

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* Recreational Level 2 Refresher Course

Keeping your knowledge sharp is the key to safe backcountry travel. Our level 2 refresher course provides a brushup on the more advanced skills you learned in your level 2 avi course.

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* Recreational Level 1 Refresher Course

Has it been a while since your last avalanche saftey course? We recommend updating your Level 1 knowledge every year. In the course we review the basic systems and knowledge you need to travel safely in the backcountry.

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* Avalanche Fundamentals

Are you new to backcountry travel? This course is for you! Designed as an introduction to the world of snow and avalanches. We cover a variety of topics including terrain, snowpack, the human factor, and how to execute a rescue.

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Learn more about the American Avalanche Institute and our course offerings

avalanche safety course

We offer a wide range of avalanche education courses for all levels. These include everything from our foundational Recreational Avalanche Level 1 to professional courses for Ski Patrollers, Search & Rescue, and Winter Weather Forecasters.

We also offer a variety of custom courses that can be designed for your particular needs. Therefore, if you don’t see an option that fits your schedule or requirements, be sure to get in touch!