The American Avalanche Institute, founded by Rod Newcomb, began teaching avalanche awareness and hazard evaluation courses the winter of 1974-75 in Silverton, Colorado and Jackson, Wyoming. AAI has run courses in 12 states, educating over 25,000 outdoor enthusiasts and professionals. In 2009, Rod handed the reins of AAI over to 3 of his instructors: Don Sharaf, Don Carpenter, and Sarah Carpenter.

AAI operates under special use permits on the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, Wasatch-Cache, and Gallatin National Forests and is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

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