Course Offerings

Alaska Statewide Avalanche Awareness and Course Offerings

Note: The blue hyperlinks take you to the specific course provider or event sponsor’s website

September 2017

        • September 25  – Get Prepared to Ride with Mike Buck, BP Energy Center. Free Alaska Avalanche Information Center (AAIC)  Register Here
        • September 30 – Emergency Preparedness Expo, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on practice Free AAIC Learn More Here

November 2017

December 2017

        • December 9-10 – Snow Riders workshop – Eureka Lodge – AAIC course Sponsored by AARP Alaska – Learn More / Register
        • More classes being scheduled

January 2018

        • January 27-28 – Snow Riders workshop – Petersville – AAIC course Sponsored by AARP Alaska – Learn More / Register

February 2018

February 16-18 – AIARE Avalanche 1, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) – part of semester long course UAA’s Skiing Alaska’s Backcountry – Register 907.786.4083

February 22-25 – AIARE Avalanche 1 and Rescue Course, Haines. Registration opening soon.



January- May 2018 – Lots more classes coming! Please check back after October 1st

Previous Offering:

January 2017

February 2017


March 2017

April 2017

  • April 3-8  Arctic Man – Summit Lake, Eastern Alaska Range
  • April 15  Beacons and Eggs – Valdez, Salmonberry Ski hill
  • April 13-15 Mountain Man Hillclimb – Thompson Pass

May 2017

  • Campbell Creek Science Center – Anchorage, Backcountry Prepared for Anchorage 6th graders
  • May 7-8  Backcountry Prepared school and community program – Cordova 

Joint Base Elemendorf Richardson – Backcountry Prepared at the community family safety day – Anchorage

Avalanche Education Providers:

Alaska Avalanche School

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

Backcountry Babes

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center F-CNFAIC

National Ski Patrol also offers Avalanche Classes: see Additional Training page for each ski patrol’s website link

High quality avalanche awareness and education courses are also found across the border.  Take a look at the Canadian Avalanche Association’s offerings <here>

COURSE PROVIDERS: If you would like your course added or need to add the correct links, please contact us.