A3 Certified Avalanche Education

Bear Valley / Mt Shasta

Avalanche Education 1

Certified Avalanche Level 1

$595.00  per person / 3 Days

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley Locations
A3 Avalanche Level 1 Course is the basic foundation for understanding avalanche hazards and developing safe travel practices in avalanche terrain.  This course contains over 26  hours of instruction comprised of classroom lectures, videos, discussions, and a minimum of at least 16 plus hours of fieldwork. Our courses are designed for all types of backcountry travelers, snowshoers, backcountry skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, ski patrol, and mountain guides. We use a variety of systems to learn how to evaluate avalanche hazards and to develop “your avalanche judgment.”
Dates 2023

Mt Shasta Avalanche Level 1
January 27-29 Full
February 3-5 Full
February 10-12 – 5 Spots Left
February 18-20 Full
President’s Day Weekend
March 3-5 – 6 Spots Left 
Bear Valley
 Avalanche Level 1
February 7-9* – 2 Spots Left
February 11-13 – 6 Spots Left
March 3-5 – 6 Spots Left
Custom Groups & Private Dates
— Give us a call 888.797.6867

Avalanche Education

A3 Certified Avalanche Level 2

$725 per person / 3 Days

 Continue your Avalanche Education with Avalanche Level 2 Course consists of 8 plus hours of instruction in lecture, video, discussion, and field study in the Mt. Shasta or Bear Valley Backcountry.  At least 16+ hours of which will be spent learning hands-on in the snow.  Avalanche Level 2 Course is designed to build on the necessary information and skills developed in the Avalanche level 1 course and then explore deeper into the up-to-date science behind avalanches.  The goal is to give students a more technical understanding of how avalanches develop and release so that they might be able to make safer life-saving decisions.


Dates 2023

Mt Shasta Avalanche Level 2
February 24-26 – OPEN
Bear Valley
 Avalanche Level 2

February 3-5 – 3 Spots Left
March 10-12  – 6 Spots Left

Custom Groups & Private Dates — Give us a call 888.797.6867

Avalanche Rescue Clinic

A3 Certified Avalanche Rescue Clinic

$265.00 per person / 1 day

A3 Avalanche Rescue Course is a new component of the American Avalanche Associations’ (A3) progression of avalanche education. The fundamental goal of the course is to give participants the skills necessary to safely perform a companion or team rescue in the event of an avalanche incident. A3 Avalanche Rescue Course revolves around four core curriculum areas: Avalanche Rescue Principles, Avalanche Equipment and Applications, the Companion Rescue Process, and Avalanche Victim Basic Care.

Dates 2023

Mt Shasta Avalanche Rescue & Refresher Course
February 5 – 4 Spots Open
February 21 – 4 Spots Open 
President’s Day Weekend
March 6* 

Bear Valley Avalanche Rescue & Refresher Course
February 11 – 4 Spots Open
March 6* – OPEN
Custom Groups & Private Dates
— Give us a call 888.797.6867