Price & Schedule




Full trip cost due upon registration.

Price Includes

  • AIARE 1 course certification
  • E-online learning
  • AIARE field book
  • AIARE student workbook
  • Guide fees (max 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)
  • Park fees

Price Does Not Include

2022-2023 Schedule

Our 24 hour AIARE avalanche education program includes a self-paced online curriculum, 2-hour virtual classroom session on Zoom, and a two-day field session. It is the exact same curriculum as the standard three-day course only with a flexible, online training component in lieu of a traditional classroom day.

Classroom Session: Zoom Meeting 7-9pm two days prior to field days
Field Session: Two full days 8am-5pm (transportation and lodging not provided)

Course dates at Mount Baker

December 10 – 11
December 15 – 16
December 17 – 18
December 22 – 23
February 23 – 24
February 25 – 26
March 18 – 19
March 25 – 26

Course dates at Snoqualmie Pass

January 5 – 6 – 3 spaces open
January 7 – 8 – Sold Out
January 19 – 20
February 2 – 3
February 4 – 5
February 16 – 17
March 4 – 5

Course dates at Stevens Pass

December 29 – 30
December 31 – January 1
March 11 – 12

Course dates at Blewett Pass

January 12 – 13
January 14 – 15
February 9 – 10
February 11 – 12


January 21 – 22 – Snoqualmie PassSold Out
January 26 – 27 – Stevens Pass
February 18 – 19 – Snoqualmie Pass3 spaces open

SheJumps is an inclusive organization and welcomes all women and girls—transgender and cisgender, as well as non-binary people

  • Please review our Cancellation & Refund policy prior to booking.
  • Please be aware that the course venue may be forced to change due to weather, conditions, or road closures.
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Trip cancellation insurance should be purchased within 21 days of booking your course.


School Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all programs. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

Refund Policy

  • Payment includes a $200.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds will be provided for cancellations made 120-days prior to the course start date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided for cancellations made 90-119 days prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 89-days prior to the course start date.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be made via email to our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • If Alpine Ascents cancels or reschedules a program, all fees are refundable and/or transferable.
  • Trip reservation changes, if available, are subject to a $100 change fee.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, trip insurance is the only way to receive reimbursement if you need to cancel your trip when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

Absolutely Awesome. It inspired me to continue to pursue climbing and I am looking forward to the next opportunity I can arrange a trip. The guides were each capable of leading the entire group or providing additional instruction on an individual basis. My confidence in their skills and abilities never became a question.

Photo courtesy of Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski
Photo courtesy of Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski

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Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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