Join A3

Members are recognized by employers as motivated, well informed avalanche professionals. A3 is dedicated to the avalanche professional, their safety and access to education and up-to-date resources. Prospective Pro and Affiliate members must demonstrate they meet certain criteria; applications are reviewed every two to three months in conjunction with A3’s Governing Board meetings. To best determine which level of membership to apply for, please review the general descriptions and Pro Membership Guidelines below. The American Avalanche Association provides information about the latest advances in avalanche research, forecasting, hazard reduction techniques and other topics of concern to the professional such as avalanche incidents, rescue dogs, beacons, guidelines, litigation and education. More information on how you can join A3 below:

A3 GENERAL MEMBER

Open to people who are interested in A3 and avalanche work. A3 Members receive The Avalanche Review Magazine. 

$35/YR

  • The Avalanche Review subscription. 4 Issues/year.
  • A3 Newsletter 4 times/year.
  • Gear discounts from sponsor organizations.
  • Pro Employment notification if desired.
  • Scholarship/stipend opportunities for research and conference attendance.
  • Support A3 mission of avalanche safety through professional education, outreach, and research.

AFFILIATE MEMBER

Open to current and aspiring avalanche professionals with at least two years of fundamental avalanche experience and education. Affiliate members can be current professionals gaining the requisite experience to qualify for Pro membership or part-time avalanche workers or volunteers.

$50/YR

  • The Avalanche Review¬†subscription, 4 Issues/year.
  • A3 Newsletter 4 times/year.
  • Periodic gear discounts from sponsor organizations.
  • Pro Employment notification if desired.
  • Scholarship/stipend opportunities for research and conference attendance.Support A3 mission of avalanche safety through professional education, outreach, and research.
  • Continuing education opportunities.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

Open to active, professional avalanche workers with at least four full-seasons (minimum 20 days/season) of experience as an avalanche professional, in addition to qualified educational background. Please reference Pro Membership Guidelines below.

$60/YR

  • The Avalanche Review¬†subscription, 4 Issues/year
  • A3 Newsletter 4 times/year.
  • Pro Employment notification if desired.
  • Scholarship/stipend opportunities for research and conference attendance.
  • Support A3 mission of avalanche safety through professional education, outreach, and research.
  • Continuing education opportunities.

Please visit the American Avalanche Association Membership page for more information on how to join A3, including Lifetime Membership and Pro Applicant guidelines.