National Avalanche Foundation


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The National Avalanche School offers comprehensive professional avalanche training specifically designed for ski area operations and gives students an unprecedented opportunity to interact with many of the industry’s leading experts.

Class2The National Avalanche School’s extenstive curriculum follows the American Avalanche Association guidelines and while it focuses on ski area management it provides great essentials for all individuals & agencies involved with avalanche control.  Graduates earn Pro1-NAS designation; which exceeds the AAA's basic Pro1 requirements.



The next classroom session is

                    October 22-26, 2017
                    Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

                    Breckenridge, CO 


The next field sessions are…

                   January 8-11, 2018 - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY
                   February 12-15, 2018 - Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, CO


“The National Avalanche School teaches best practices including comprehensive avalanche forecasting and risk reduction skills which, importantly, may reduce your resorts risk exposure.” Dave Byrd, NSAA Director of Risk


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