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The Telluride Avalanche School offers several avalanche education opportunities throughout the winter season including: one 4-day avalanche course, two 3-day avalanche courses, and one 2-day avalanche course.

All of our highly-skilled instructors/guides are avalanche forecasters, snow safety experts, professional ski patrollers and/or professional members of the AAA and/or AIARE who understand the importance of creating dynamic and interesting lessons.

Our 1 and 3-day courses curricula adhere to the curriculum from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and all participants receive a Certificate of Completion for these courses. Field sessions make up at least 50% of course content and are conducted in real avalanche terrain.

The Telluride Avalanche School operates in partnership with the San Juan Outdoor Adventures/Telluride Adventures, a fully insured US Forest Service permitted outfitter in the Uncompahgre and San Juan National Forests and an Equal Opportunity Service Provider. Our avalanche education programs are presented in coordination with the Telluride Ski Patrol. These programs would not be possible without the generous support of the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, Telluride Ski & Gold Resort, LLC, the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association, Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund and other generous donations.


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