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2014-2015 Courses
From the introductory Avalanche Awareness class to an advanced level 2 or level 3 course, to an introduction to backcountry skiing, Slide Snow School has a course for you. Click on the “courses” tab to see the current schedule or contact us to schedule a custom course tailored to your needs. With dedicated classrooms, lift access to excellent terrain in-bounds and out, and support from the folks at Mt. Rose, we make the most of every hour of the course.
Learn from Professionals
We have a wide range of experienced instructors. Our instructors are seasoned snow experts. From the director of Mt. Rose ski patrol to patrollers with over 25 years of experience, you will be taught by the best.
Proven Curriculum
Slide Snow School teaches the most current American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education’s proven, unified curriculum. AIARE provides a unified approach that builds logically on itself from a 1 hour avalanche awareness presentation to a 78 hour Level 3 advanced course.
2013-2014 Courses
From the introductory Avalanche Awareness class to an advanced level 2 or level 3 course, to an introduction to backcountry skiing, Slide Snow School has a course for you. Click on the “courses” tab to see the current schedule or contact us to schedule a custom course tailored to your needs. With dedicated classrooms, lift access to excellent terrain in-bounds and out, and support from the folks at Mt. Rose, we make the most of every hour of the course.
Learn from Professionals
We have a wide range of experienced instructors. Our instructors are seasoned snow experts. From the director of Mt. Rose ski patrol to patrollers with over 25 years of experience, you will be taught by the best.

Slide Snow School was organized to meet the need of a growing number of skiers, snowmobilers, snowboarders, snowshoers, ski patrollers, forecasters, ice climbers, mountaineers and general snow enthusiasts that seek to increase their knowledge about avalanche awareness and rescue.

Slide Snow School teaches the most current American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education’s proven, unified curriculum. AIARE provides a unified approach that builds logically on itself from a 1 hour avalanche awareness presentation to a 78 hour Level 3 advanced course.

Slide Snow School is focused solely on avalanche education. Our goal is to arm students with the knowledge to make informed decisions in the backcountry.

Our 8,200’ base elevation and location on the eastern edge of the Sierra bless us with a highly variable snowpack.  In addition to the infamous “sierra cement” and the occasional rain event, we also receive a fair share of lighter, drier snow associated with transitional or intermountain climates.  As a student, this means you will be exposed to a more interesting snowpack.  Your instructors will guide you through a fascinating exploration of the ever-changing snowpack, the processes that drive those changes, and how to incorporate that understanding into sound decision-making.