Welcome to the Avalanche institute !

Your source for online snow avalanche education since 2007

"The level 1 course is huge, the amount of info included is about double what is usually possible to run through in the normal 2 day course. I would highly recommend the courses to anybody interested in the backcountry."

"The objectives were all met and in this format they were better retained compared to the old way of the 2 day field course."

The avalanche institute began online education in about 2007, long before covid came along. And before the "create a course in 2 hours with no expertise" spam which is now prevalent. Our efforts are not a pandemic enforced knee jerk reaction, or a money grab! They are well structured, complete, and fully developed with the requisite time and effort. They also require time and effort on the part of the student and are not for those ticking off a box on a checklist.

HOT ! - Climbers Avalanche Course for Spring - One or more group courses starting soon, watch for discounts! Or just sign up at the regular very affordable cost and work on your own schedule.

Courses Available:

Avalanche Terrain 1 (Serves as Module 6 of Level 1)

Mountain Snowpack 1 (Serves as Module 5 of Level 1)

Safe Travel and Small Party Self-Rescue (serves as Modules 2 and 3 of Level 1)

Level 1 Avalanche (Complete Course)

Climbers Avalanche Course for Spring

Basic Avalanche Awareness (Currently under revision)

Store Related Courses:

  • Use and Care of Avalanche Probes
  • Use and Care of Avalanche Shovels