Avalanche Awareness Classes

The Northwest Avalanche Center offers free Avalanche Awareness Classes to the public throughout our forecast area. These classes are short format, 90-minute, multimedia presentations geared towards the novice wintertime backcountry user.

NWAC will provide the curriculum and instructor. We ask that hosts provide the physical or virtual space, necessary equipment, and promote the event. There is no fee associated with this program.

Help us increase avalanche awareness by hosting a virtual or in-person class this winter! If this type of program might benefit your community, we encourage you to request a class with us. We generally ask that hosts request classes one-month in advance.

Awareness classes are finished for the 2023/24 season. Please check back in September to make a request for the 2024/25 season.

Interested in attending an Avalanche Awareness Class? View public classes on our Awareness Calendar.

Contact NWAC’s Education Coordinator, Devon Schoos, for more information or questions about free Avalanche Awareness Classes.

Email: devon@nwac.us