You got the gear now get the training. These classes are taught for and by snowmachiners. Learn how to avoid getting caught in an avalanche and common traps for mountain riders.

Alaskan sledders ride with outsized risk. In multiple surveys we found most Alaskan riders have zero formal avalanche education and many do not regularly practice rescue skills with their avalanche safety equipment. Be a leader in your team – and learn to return – every time!

Snowmachine Level 1

3 full days (27 hours) / $485
This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward snowmachiners who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation. By the end course, graduates will be able to: Make a trip plan Gather pertinent information Know what kind of avalanche problem they face Know the patterns of that problem Choose appropriate terrain for… More

Snowmachine Level 2

3.5 days (evening lecture and 3 full days) / $525
Riders who have completed both Level 1 and Avalanche Rescue courses and wish to enhance their skills are a good fit for the Level 2 course. We recommend acquiring at least 1-year of skill practice since the completion of a Level 1 course. The course is centered around avalanche hazard evaluation, observation, decision-making, and group management. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the avalanche problem, including… More
Snowmachine Level 1

Brent Byne

Everyone who rides in the backcountry needs this course. Save your buddies. They might save you or avoid that red flag.

Snowmachine Level 1

Blaize Cabana

This class has given me the most important part of riding deep and steep slopes. Showed me how to be calm and to know what I'm doing in an avalanche.

Snowmachine Level II

Trevor Grams

Every mountain rider, no matter how experienced will benefit from this class.

Snowmachine Level 1

Tegan Carson Ellison

Highly recommend this course for any riders. Learned a lot and it really put a perspective on how the situation should be handled.