When it comes to course venue, instructor quality and overall educational excellence, there’s a tremendous amount of variability within the avalanche education and snow safety sector.
In 2020, Silverton Avalanche School initiated the SAS COURSE PROVIDER Alliance.
Our vision is to assemble, train, collaborate with and support a cadre of SAS Course Providers, who represent the best avalanche educators and backcountry training programs in the nation. Together, this group is cultivating, researching, testing and refining a template of best practice for educating recreationalists and snow professionals.
SAS Course Providers and their staff are unmatched in their programmatic and curricular excellence, leveraging comprehensive training and professional certifications, whilst maintaining an inexhaustible commitment to learner safety and student success. Our consortium of SAS Course Providers are a model of best practices and collectively share an ongoing role in shaping the future of avalanche education and backcountry rescue training in the United States.
In 2023, the SAS Course Provider Network includes: