AMERICAN AVALANCHE ASSOCIATION

Promoting and supporting professionalism and excellence in avalanche safety, education and research in the United States.

ABOUT US

The American Avalanche Association (AAA) is comprised of a collective group of dedicated professionals engaged in the study, forecasting, control and mitigation of snow avalanches. Association membership includes qualified researchers, professional avalanche forecasters, educators, guides, snow safety officers, snow rangers and qualified ski patrollers, technicians and specialists.

OUR PRIORITIES INCLUDE:

  • Providing information about snow and avalanches.
  • Representing the professional interests of the U.S. avalanche community.
  • Contributing to high standards of professional competence and ethics for persons engaged in avalanche related activities.
  • Exchanging technical information and maintaining communications among persons engaged in avalanche activities.
  • Providing direction for, promoting, and supporting avalanche education in the U.S.
  • Promoting research and development in avalanche safety.

THE AVALANCHE REVIEW

“The communication of thought and experience of snow science and avalanche technology is the mission of The Avalanche Review.” – Sue A. Ferguson, Ph.D., Founding Publisher

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Find professional development and training in your area

Snow and Avalanche Workshops (SAW)

Workshops are typically one day events with a wide variety of speakers and topics, including lectures, case studies and panel discussions.

Pro Trainer Workshops

Pro Trainer Workshops are train-the-trainer opportunities to familiarize qualified instructors with the AAA Pro Training program, curriculum outcomes, and evaluation standards.

AvPro

The course will continue to build on this foundation of snow science with an emphasis on high level of companion and organized avalanche rescue, accurate and advanced snow stability assessment, and avalanche control programs and procedures.

Learn More About AvPro

November Events

SAW:

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Juneau, AK
  • Fryeburg, ME
  • Whitefish, MT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bozeman, MT

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