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Telluride & Regional Avalanche Education

Why take an avalanche education course or class? The question should really be why not. With scholarship assistance from the Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund (learn more about that here), there are no excuses not to elevate or continue your learning for the backcountry. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of courses in the Telluride region. In addition to the courses listed below, most guide services and schools in the Telluride region offer custom courses. So grab your ski/snowboard buddies and progress your learning and education this winter!

Remember: if you don’t know, don’t go. Or, hire a guide. If you are frequenting the backcountry, any/all of these courses should be on your radar. Learn more about the AIARE program here and the AAA programs here.

Mountain Trip

2020-2021 schedule is tbd.

Learn more and sign up for courses from Mountain Trip here.


Telluride Avalanche School

December 10th: AIARE Rec. Avalanche Rescue Course

December 11th – 13th: AIARE Rec. L1 Course

December TBA: AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course plus Wilderness Fist Aid (3 days)

January TBA: Avalanche Rescue Course

February 16th – 18th: AIARE Rec. L1 Course

March 5th – 7th: AIARE Rec. L2 Course

March 19th – 21st: AIARE Rec. L1 Course

Learn more about course offerings from the Telluride Avalanche School and sign up here.


Telluride Mountain Guides

Custom Avalanche Education courses based on your group’s background, educational goals and future aspirations. Check it out here.

Intro to Backcountry Skiing, private groups only. This is a great option for those still getting acquainted with skiing in the backcountry. Learn more here.


Silverton Avalanche School

AIARE Rec Level 1

12/5 & 12/6
12/19 & 12/20
1/2 & 1/3
1/23 & 1/24
2/6 & 2/7
2/20 & 2/21
3/6 & 3/7
3/20 & 3/21 Women’s Only Course

View all Rec Level 1 information here.

Avalanche Rescue Course




03/19/2021 – Women’s Only Course

Learn more about the one-day avalanche rescue course here.

AIARE Rec Level 2

1/16 – 1/18
2/13 – 2/15

View dates and learn more here.

AIARE Pro Level 1

View all requirements to take this course and dates/locations here.

View more courses offered by the Silverton Avalanche School here.

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