Pro / Pro 1 / Hatcher / Feb 19-23, 2025

Field Location: Hatcher Pass, AK

Lectures/Suggested Lodging: Palmer, AK

Online Pre-Coursework: 15-20 hours

Field: 5-days


Application will be pending as “not approved” until all enrollment application materials are received at:

Your enrollment will not be held or complete until we have received all enrollment paperwork and tuition is paid.

You are only fully enrolled once you receive an email confirming your registration is Approved.

Student Requirements for Enrollment (1-3 all required):

1) Course applicants have completed the following A3-recognized courses prior to enrollment:

a) Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Training

b) Avalanche Rescue

2) One winter season (20 days or more) of relevant experience (demonstrated through one of the following).

c) Prior avalanche work experience;


d) A supervised unpaid work internship in the guiding/avalanche industry supported by a letter of reference;


e) Letter of recommendation from AAA Professional member;


f) Winter backcountry travel experience supported by documented trip planning and recorded field observations that contributed to avalanche hazard assessment and personal avalanche risk management.

Recommended Steps for Enrollment: 1) Recreational Level 2 Avalanche Training

3) Students must pay a student administrative fee to the American Avalanche Association and submit a receipt with their application package. This fee is non-refundable so please check to make sure there is space in the course you are interested in before paying this fee. More information here:

Proactively send these Requirements ahead of time, thanks.

Pre-course materials will be delivered through Google Classroom once your application is completed and approved.

*Please note that there is no lodging included in this course* We encourage to find lodging in Palmer and avoid commuting, as the highway can be unpredictable.

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Event Location

Hatcher Pass
23264 Gold Cord Rd
AK 99645 (map)

Venue Website:


Field sessions will be held in Hatcher Pass.

Course Dates

  • Pro / Pro 1 / Hatcher / Feb 19-23, 2025
     Feb 19, 2025 - Feb 23, 2025
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Total spaces remaining: 17