We began studying Snow Science out of self-interest, to understand avalanche hazards in remote regions that double as our OS classrooms.

Personal interest soon led to professional awareness of the growing need for a research-based concentration in Snow Science. Today, APU’s Snow Science concentration helps you meet a nationwide need for professionals with avalanche hazard training.

Snow Science students like you present at national conferences, displaying OS research that relies on thermal imagery and geographic information systems. APU’s relationship with the Alaska Avalanche School and its work with the U.S. Forest Service add to your professional network as you gain real-world knowledge about avalanche forecasting.

Course Provider Details


  Rec Level 1, Rec Level 2, Avalanche Rescue