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Whether you're seeking out virtual classes or in-person education, there are numerous winter backcountry safety courses and clinics available in Colorado — from intros to master classes and everything in between. Here are just a few. Find more opportunities in the Winter Outdoor Recreation Directory.

Insider's Tip


Don't head out into Colorado's expansive backcountry terrain unless you know what you're doing or are with someone who does. If you plan to recreate where there's an avalanche risk, seek out education that will teach you how to manage those dangers.

Virtual Education

In-Person Classes