American Avalanche Institute

AAI has been teaching avalanche courses since the winter of 1973/1974. Our curriculum has been evolving for over 35 years and is built on a foundation of snow science AND practical application.

Our courses are held in mountainous environments. Training in the Tetons, Wasatch, Bridgers, and Madison Range will set the students up well for travel in avalanche terrain around the world.

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AAI Course Overview

Learn about what’s on an AAI course and join us this winter!

Skills: ECT

Learn how to perform and interpret the Extended Column Test (ECT)

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Avalanche Courses Montana

AMGA Recognition

The American Avalanche Institute Level 2 & Level 3 are recognized by the AMGA. AAI’s Level 3 course was audited by an AMGA representative in January 2009.

Why Choose AAI?

Variety of Courses

Avalanche Education in Wyoming

Everything from beginner to advanced training for both recreationalists and professionals alike!

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Professional Instructors

Avalanche Education in Montana

Experienced, knowledgable and friendly staff who have worked as educators, guides, patrollers and forecasters

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Mountain Venues

Avalanche Education in Utah

Take a course in some of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the Rockies and Alaska!

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