Welcome to the Know Before You Go online avalanche education program

Learning about avalanches is the best way to ski, ride, and hike in avalanche terrain safely.
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Step 1: Check out the 1-hour Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness program to get an overview.
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Step 3: Take an on-snow course from a professional instructor. To find a class that meets your needs, go to avalanche.org or contact your local avalanche center.
Want to learn more online? Check these resources out
Online classes from the
New Zealand Avalanche Advisory
Especially for motorized users:
Throttle Decisions and Backcountry Ascender
Avalanche education from
Backcountry Access (BCA)
Online course from
Avalanche Canada
This program was made possible by generous support from:
The Tesoro Foundation
The Chris and Ellen Rossi Foundation
The JoAnne L. Shronz Family Foundation