National Avalanche Foundation


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The National Avalanche School is the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed avalanche training program for snow safety professionals. The National Avalanche School offers an extensive curriculum and gives students an unprecedented opportunity to interact with many of the industry’s leading experts.The National Avalanche School offers comprehensive professional avalanche training for ski patrollers, avalanche forecasters and control specialists, mountain managers, as well as Forest Service, National Park Service and other land management personnel.



Class2 The National Avalanche School’s curriculum follows the American Avalanche Association guidelines and while it focuses on ski area management it provides great essentials for all individuals & agencies involved with avalanche control.



Don't miss out! The next NAS Classroom Session will be held in October 2015.

The next series of Field Sessions will be held in January & February of 2016 

“The National Avalanche School teaches best practices including comprehensive avalanche forecasting and risk reduction skills which, importantly, may reduce your resorts risk exposure.” 
Dave Byrd, NSAA Director of Risk


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