Minimum 60% field
The rugged San Juan Mountains surrounding Silverton have provided the ideal avalanche education classroom since 1962. The Silverton Avalanche School is a member of the American Avalanche Association (A3). Our instructors are avalanche professionals and are certified with AIARE, AAA and/or the Canadian Avalanche Association. Many of our instructors also have an advanced degree in snow science and have presented new methods and techniques at the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW).
Students receive the Snow, Weather and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States 2010 edition AAA, USFS. as a part of the course. Students use the Level II Course Manual and a field book for the course. We also recommend that students read the Avalanche Handbook (3rd edition) prior to the course. An AAA Level II Course Certificate is provided at the end of the course.
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