AIARE is raising the bar on avalanche education.

Your support makes the backcountry a safer and more enjoyable space for everyone.

Help AIARE with our mission of saving lives through avalanche education—choose a donation amount:


AIARE is dedicated to raising the bar for the avalanche education our 119 providers across the U.S. bring to their communities—including yours.

Your gift allows AIARE to expand its impact in 2023 in the following ways:

Develop and refine the curriculum that helps keep backcountry enthusiasts safe and informed.

Develop new programming to better serve the diverse needs of backcountry users, including a free online Avalanche Aware program.

Increase opportunities for AIARE Instructor Education.

Our work makes an impact.


The estimated percentage of recreational students nationwide who took an AIARE avalanche course in the 2022-23 winter


AIARE providers across the U.S., including 19 universities and colleges


Students took a course using AIARE curriculum in the 2022-23 winter


Scholarship dollars awarded to individuals pursuing avalanche education last season


Students who took a recreational avalanche course on a snowmobile in 2022-23 (a 57% increase since 2021!)
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AIARE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on charitable contributions for more than 20% of its annual budget. Your tax-deductible gift allows us to fulfill our mission of saving lives through avalanche education. Thank you!


Erin Smart

Erin Smart, IFMGA Mountain Guide, AIARE Instructor

“The mountains themselves provide us with a lifelong education in every experience we have out there. But, it’s necessary to have courses where people can trust the quality of the material so they can learn certain lessons without risking their lives. AIARE does a great job at providing just that.”

– Erin Smart, IFMGA Mountain Guide, AIARE Instructor


Brian Lundstedt, Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness, AIARE Instructor

“Nearly a decade ago, I went in search of a place to further my education. AIARE was the clear choice. They have a team of curriculum developers to ensure delivery of practical and effective information while following industry best practices. As one of the first motorized course leaders, I am proud to be part of this team”

—Brian Lundstedt, Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness

Jen Reddy (vertical)

Jen Reddy, First Ascent Foundation scholarship recipient, AIARE Instructor, & member of Teton County Search and Rescue

“As an avalanche educator, I strive to build the self confidence in my students to safely explore the winter backcountry while sparking their curiosity to become lifelong learners of snow science. I am particularly interested in fostering the cultural shift within the backcountry community to recognize female, and non binary, identified individuals as leaders and equal participants in the backcountry and related snow/avalanche fields.”

– Jen Reddy, First Ascent Foundation scholarship recipient, AIARE Instructor, & member of Teton County Search and Rescue

Interested in learning more about the impact of your donations? Read more about our impact in our 2022-2023 annual report.

Other Ways to Support AIARE

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving (Non-Government Employees)

Employees in the private sector may offer a variety of payroll-deduction giving options. If you’d like to give to AIARE through your employer, please contact your human resources department to find out what options they offer.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a qualifying program, request a matching gift form from your employer or access the form through their website. Send your completed and signed form, along with your check or a copy of your online donation receipt to AIARE PO Box 2586, Telluride, CO 81435. For questions, contact us at

Shop the AIARE Store

Show your support by shopping the AIARE store for AIARE branded swag like jackets, t-shirts, hats, and more!

Stock Donations

Stock donations are a great way to support the programs you care about most. To facilitate a gift of stock, please use the following:

Step 1: Initiate Transfer

The first step is to contact your broker to initiate the transfer. Your broker can arrange to have the securities delivered electronically to tAIARE through Charles Schwab & Co:

  • Charles Schwab & Co DTC Number: 0614
  • AIARE's Account Number: 8649-6986

Step 2: Notify AIARE

Please provide us some information about the gift for audit and acknowledgment purposes. Notify AIARE NOW or send a letter with the following information:

  • Donor's full name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Date of the transfer
  • Specific AIARE program to which gift should be directed, if any