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Online Avalanche Safety Training Course

Be a more prepared backcountry skier or hiker.

This avalanche safety course is designed for first time and intermediate backcountry skiiers, hikers and climbers.

Take advantage of our limited time 10% offer by clicking enroll, or viewing the course demo. (Discount automatically applied)


Who Benefits From This Course?

– Have never taken a formal avalanche education course,
– Have taken a formal avalanche course, but want to update, refresh, or enhance their knowledge.
– Want to learn from experienced professionals teaching in actual conditions.
– Want the freedom to learn at their own pace, and access the knowledge whenever they want.


What Is Learned In This Course?

– How to accurately interpret the daily avalanche forecasts
– How to identify safe and dangerous backcountry terrain
– How to communicate effectively with your adventure partners to stay more safe, and have more fun
– How to understand and interpret snow pits
– Hear real stories from backcountry experts


About Your Instructor

Mark Smiley is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker, & mountain guide.

Mark is an absolute pro, and fantastic communicator. His ability to inject humour, and make the material interesting and memorable is impressive throughout this course. Mark has/is:

  • Organized and led 20+ international expeditions, 9 Alaska Expeditions, countless domestic trips.
  • IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)
  • Climbed 48 Classic Climbs of North America
  • Ski toured across the entire Alps Range in 36 days
  • Skied from sea-summit-sea on Mt St Elias (18,008′)


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