The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) offers free avalanche classes to the public throughout our forecast area. These classes are a short format, less than two hour, multi-media presentation geared towards the novice wintertime backcountry user. 

All Awareness Classes will be hosted virtually via Zoom for the 2020/21 season.

Course Description

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

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