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. 

All Awareness Classes will be hosted virtually for the remainder of 2021. The reintroduction of in-person classes will be evaluated in the New Year.

Course Description

Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This introductory virtual 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.