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This December marks Jones Snowboard’s fourth annual Avalanche Awareness Month. We feel December is the ideal month to refresh your understanding of Avalanche and Emergency First Aid skills so you are prepared and well-practiced to make good decisions for the rest of the winter.

The first step in expanding or refreshing your avy skills is to take a professional course. Online articles and videos about avalanche education topics provide valuable supplemental knowledge but there is no substitution for taking a class. To understand how to safely study and observe the snowpack you need to spend a few days in the field with the experts.

There are more avalanche courses offered in North America this winter than ever before. If you have been interested in taking a course but never have, or have taken the Level One and have wanted to take Level Two, now is the time!

As the above video from the Utah Avy Center stresses, knowledge is power when it comes to making safe choices in the backcountry and an avy course is the best place to build this educational foundation. Once you know the facts, your experience in the field will be that much more rewarding and informative because you will know better what you see in the snowpack as you travel.

Here is a comprehensive list of most avy courses offered in the US:

For classes in Canada visit – http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/ast/courses

December

14-15 | Stanley, ID | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

12-14 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

12-15 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

12-15 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

13-14 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

13-15 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-15 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-16 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

17, 19, 21, 22 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

19-22 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

20-21 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 2 Refresher | [email protected]

20-22 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

20-22 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 Refresher | [email protected]

28-30 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-30 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-30 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

January

2-5 | Joseph, OR | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

2-5 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | North Conway, NH | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-5 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

6-8 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7, 9, 11, 12 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

9-11 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

9-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Leavenworth, Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, Icicle Creek, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

9-12 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

9-12 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

10-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Seatle and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Sawtooth Mountains, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

11-16 | Jackson, WY AAI Level 3 | [email protected]

14-16 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-17 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | Sawtooth Mountains, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

16-19 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

16-19 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

17-19 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Leavenworth and Blewett Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

18-20 | Mount Shasta, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Olympia and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

24-26 | Stanley, ID | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-29 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

30-Feb. 2 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Brundage and Lick Creek, ID AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb. 2 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

31-Feb.3 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

31-2 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

February

2-8 | Stanely, ID | AIARE Level 3 | [email protected]

3-5 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

3-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

4, 6, 8, 9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

6-9 | Leavenworth, Stevens Pass, Blewett Pass, Icicle Creek, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

7-9 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Seattle and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Lake Placid, NY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

8-11 | Bozeman, MT | AAI Level 2 | [email protected]

8-13 | Salt Lake City, UT | AAI Level 3 | [email protected]

10-12 | Sun valley, ID | AIARE Level 1 | getaway[email protected]

11-13 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

14-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-17 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

14-17 | Mount Shasta, CA | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

20-23 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

20-23 | Stanely, ID | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

21-23 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Olympia and Mt. Rainier, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

22-25 | Bishop and Mammoth, CA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

24-27 | Salt Lake City, UT AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

25-27 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

27-Mar. 2 | Jackson, WY | AAI Level 1 | [email protected]

28-Mar. 2 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-Mar. 2 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-Mar. 2 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-Mar. 2 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-Mar. 3 | Bellingham and Mt. Baker, WA | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

March

3-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

4, 6, 8, 9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Leavenworth and Steven’s Pass, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Bellingham and Mount Baker, WA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Park City, UT | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

7-9 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

10-12 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

13-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

14-16 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-16 | Mount Shasta, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

14-16 | Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, WY | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

15-17 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-23 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

21-24 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

22-24 | Bishop, CA | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

28-30 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

29-31 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

April

3-6 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 2 | [email protected]

4-6 | Aspen, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

4-6 | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

5-7 | North Conway, NH | AIARE Level 1 | [email protected]

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