The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) offers free avalanche classes to the public throughout our forecast area. These classes are a 90 minute introductory presentation geared towards the novice wintertime backcountry user.
Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This introductory class provides a basic approach to managing risk. NWAC instructors will explain how to access avalanche and mountain weather forecasts and recognize basic signs of avalanche danger. Want to host an Awareness Class? You can find the request form here.