THE BEST IN AVALANCHE COURSES & GUIDING
At Avalanche Science Guides, our vision is a future where people have the skills and education to go places they never thought they could.
Based in Boise, Idaho, our classes are designed to empower you to navigate backcountry avalanche terrain safely and with confidence. Our guided backcountry trips around the world are focused on mountain safety education.
Avalanche Science courses are endorsed by AAA (American Avalanche Association).
Avalanche courses + guided trips:
ASG can take you to the best powder skiing
Locations and dates of courses are carefully selected to offer course participants with the best snow and riding conditions. Our unique small class size allow us to provide a unique personalized learning experience and easily satiate your hunger for high quality backcountry touring.
PBS Terra Documentary of Avalanche Science Research at Mores creek Summit
Go to 4:10 minute mark for the start of Avalanche Science and BSU research activities at Mores Creek Summit
Excerpt: Rodriguez's commitment to both educate backcountry users and protect his favorite places remains steadfast.
"Just leave the place better than it was before," he said, noting the fragility of backcountry access. "Can you imagine if we all do that?"
French TV: Islande, Echappées Belles
Excerpt: Santiago Rodríguez, designed a microwave radar for avalanche detection that was installed this winter at the Arcalís station.
Greg Call, Professional Photographer
"Top notch Avalanche education from a top notch educator right in your backyard boise! Boise has been needing this for a looooong time."
Dave Bingaman, Avalanche Forecaster
"This guy is a phenomenal instructor and this is a great opportunity to learn about snow."
Michael Lanza, Creator of TheBigOutside.com
"I learned more during my Avalanche Level 2 course with Chago than in the previous 15 years of backcountry skiing."
Vince Boelema - Ski Instructor and staff trainer. Sem Walls - Ski Instructor Examiner and New Zealand National Demo Team
"Chago combines his PhD level snow science background with his deep passion for skiing and people to deliver education that you will not forget. It's not often that courses are as enjoyable as they are educational. Highly recommended!"
Ryan Burr - Elementary School Teacher
Skiing with Chago is like purchasing a BMW. You know you are going to be safe and have style"
Ryan Bentley - Program Manager at Youth Dynamics Adventures and Soldier Mountain Ski Patroller
I just finished a course with these guys. Very passionate and great instruction.
Mores Creek Summit is definitely a hidden treasure you’d get to explore as an added bonus.
Brendan Flynn - Completed Avi L1 during his first 3-days of Backcountry Skiing ever!
Chago connected sub-nanometer phenomena (shape and properties of water molecules) through millimeter scale (sintering, faceting) to explain what triggers an avalanche hundreds of meters in size. This was fascinating.
Lucy Hedges - Completed Introduction to Safe Travel In Avalanche Terrain and Avalanche Rescue Course
Chago was fun to work with and gave me instructions that made me feel confident and aware.
Laureline Magnin, Sustainable Development Manager, Geneva-Switzerland
"Chago is a great mountain guide. He knows a lot about snow, is very nice and interesting and give you good tools to analyze the terrain." Laureline Magnin, project manager in sustainable development