AlaskaThe National Avalanche School is a unique opportunity for those seeking professional training and development in the avalanche field. No other venue offers this level of interaction with nationally-recognized experts and instructors.


The School is oriented specifically for ski patrollers, avalanche forecasters, avalanche center observers, mitigation specialists, mountain managers, agency land managers and others who work in an operational setting. Guides and educators can also benefit from the program, as the NAS provides students with a solid foundation of avalanche fundamentals applied to both backcountry and ski area snowpacks.


The NAS includes four and a half days of classroom instruction in October and four days of hands on field instruction at various locations and dates later that winter.