Email:    Phone: 1-970-596-2999    Crested Butte Outdoors, LLC - PO Box 5533 - Whitefish, MT 59937

Saving Lives, One Course at a Time

Established in 1998, Crested Butte Outdoors provides Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness First Responder, and avalanche courses for all experience levels.
Learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional settings & give your staff the skills & confidence to manage the unpredictable.
Sign up now for a public or custom course at your location or ours. Susan’s essay has appeared in the New York Times.

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2020 CBO Course Schedule

Crested Butte Outdoors is based in Whitefish, Montana 30 minutes from Glacier National Park. COVID-19 Update. CBO is offering fall course, private public. CBO operates as an instructor-sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates. We are seasoned practitioners and expert instructors. We are also patrollers, mountaineers, sailors, skiers, hikers, and above all, your colleagues in the field. CBO offers practical, hands-on field-based learning.

Wilderness Medicine:  Twenty-two years of teaching hundreds of courses around the world, Crested Butte Outdoors is known for its positive, life-changing effects on students and organizations. CBO stands behinds its ability to empower students. We provide an safe environment for individuals to grow, learn to trust, develop leadership and communication skills and problem solve.

Stay tuned for our 2021 course schedule

Avalanche Courses: Crested Butte Outdoors teaches American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Level 1 and Level 2 Recreational Avalanche courses through THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES–MONTANA. We believe in field base learning and our courses are held at a backcountry yurt run by Great Northern Powder Guides Cat Ski operation, 20 miles north of Whitefish, Montana. We offer mountain decision making and rescue skills, speciality training with avalanche dogs and search dogs.

Adventure, Teamwork, Leadership:  Ready for an outdoor adventure? Here are a few of the questions we will address: How do you show up as a leader? Who is in charge? Have I carefully selected and reviewed my group and group goals. What if one of our team member has a medical emergency? How will I survive the night?  How do I prevent hypothermia? What do I carry, how do I prepare? Take one of our courses and soon you’ll stand confident in your decision-making skills. Our courses offer you a chance to gain experience and take control of your trip, your life, or situation.

CBO Clients

• Teton National Park
• United States Secret Service
• American Institute for Avalanche Research & Education
• Camp Koochiching
• Katabatic Consulting
• Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
• Jackson Hole Search and Rescue Team
• Watsatch Backcountry Rescue
• Mineral Exploration & Mining Companies
• Whitefish School District
• Physicians who work in remote locations
• High school students
• Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)
• Agnico-Eagle
• Division of Wildlife Law Enforcement
• Points North Heli-Adventures
• Avalanche Educators and Professionals
• College graduates who are postponing the real world career
• Raytheon Antarctic Services
• Great Northern Powder Guides
• Flight medics
• Girl Scouts of America Employees
• Native American Tribal Members
• Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE)
• Physicians who forgot what it’s like to practice medicine in the outdoors
• Professional Photographers
• Wranglers at Dude Ranches
• Tip Top Search and Rescue
• Grand Canyon Raft Guides
• The National Park Service
• Ted Turner Enterprises
• Mount Everest Sherpa Guides
• Lake Tahoe Nordic Patrol
• Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks
• Flathead Avalanche Center
• Nursing students
• Department of Tobacco, Firearms, and Alcohol
• Camp counselors
• US Marines
• Colorado Mountain College
• Extreme Althletes
• Professional Ski Patrol /Nordic Patrol
• United State Forest Service Hotshot Crews
• United State Forest Service Hotshot Crews
• American Mountain Guide Association
• Search and Rescue
• Avalanche Dog Handlers
• Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation
• Big Sky Search & Rescue
• Whitefish Review
• Adventure Travel Trade Association
• Second Nature Wilderness Program
• Kenn Borek Air
• Bushwhacker Climbing Club
• Reporters and film crews
• Crested Butte Search and Rescue
• Backpackers and Hikers
• Middle aged Americans who are still looking for something new
• Adventure companies working around the world
• Becoming An Outdoor Woman
• University of California Santa Barbara
• International Federated Mountain Guides Associations
• Professional Ski Patrollers
• United States Geologic Survey
• American Mountain Guide Association
• King County Search Dogs
• Search Dog Handlers
• Professional Mountaineers
• Outward Bound
• Flathead Valley Community College
• Glacier National Park
• Adaptive Sports Center employees
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• School Teachers
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