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Saving Lives, One Course at a Time

Established in 1998, Crested Butte Outdoors provides Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness First Responder, and AIARE 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.

Crested Butte Outdoors is based in Whitefish, Montana 30 minutes from Glacier National Park. We operate primarily as an instructor-sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) and American Institute for Avalance Research and Education (AIARE) courses. 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 base learning.

Wilderness Medicine: After 20 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.

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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 you should be able to answer: What if I’m in the woods and I break my leg? How will I survive the night?  How do I prevent hypothermia?  I am asked to be in charge of a hiking group and I don’t know what that means? 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

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