Online Avalanche Course Subscription- $150 for 2021-2022 season

You can develop your avalanche education with online courses all season long. We are teaching online classes every Wednesday evening. You can access them all for the whole snow season, for $150.

Course titles include:

  • Using CalTopo.com to plan routes (live and recorded)
  • The 9 different avalanche problems
  • Using the Avalanche Danger Scale
  • How to read an avalanche advisory
  • Storm slabs and Wind slabs
  • Facets in the snowpack
  • Surface hoar
  • Trip planning
  • Making observations
  • Snowpits and snowpack tests
  • Using a NOAA Forecast page (recorded class)
  • Areas of uncertainty
  • Monthly discussion session, with quizzes and open Q&A with your instructor

We have developed a series of online avalanche “mini-classes” that serve as great prep or review for AIARE 1 and AIARE 2 courses. These classes dive into more detail on specific subjects than what is covered in a level 1 or level 2 class.  These courses can also be attended by anyone looking to brush up their knowledge or learn specific concepts. Whether you take a formal class or not, you will learn valuable knowledge and skills that are applicable in the backcountry.

If you enroll in the complete season, you’ll be able to attend all these classes, and participate in a monthly review, quiz and Q&A session.

Participate in our online outdoor-focused courses taught by the professional guides of the OAC. Then take your newly learned skills into the outdoors!

All courses will take place via Zoom, and are “live”, except where noted. Classes are scheduled to start at 6:30 pm and run for 90 minutes, approximately

*See fine print (terms and conditions) for subscriptions below.


The “fine print” (terms and conditions) for your online course subscription:

The online course subscription is valid until May 31, 2022.
Full payment is required at once. No refunds for any reason.
There is no refund or credit given for “unused time” on your subscription.
Subscriptions cannot be frozen, held over or carried over for months not used. Subscribers must register for each course. Space in each course is not guaranteed. Our courses can and do fill up, so register early! No other OAC member benefits apply.