I.A.S.S. Basic and Advanced Snow Academy 

Please Note!  Registration for the Snow Symposium, (Sunday, 4/21 - Weds, 4/24/24), requires a separate registration. 

Snow Management Academy:  It is a pre-requisite for the Advanced Snow Academy course that you have taken the Basic Snow Academy first.  It is also a requirement that all Advanced Snow Academy attendees attend the Snow Symposium which requires a separate registration.  Once you register below for the Advanced Snow Academy, please click here to register as an attendee of the Snow Symposium.

2024 Registration Rates:

On or before March 8, 2024:  $595.00

After March 8, 2024:  $695.00

Basic & Advanced Snow Academy Registration

Registration for the Snow Academies is handled through AAAE.  Please click the 
registration button below to register for either course

Click Here to Register!

Please note
 the Snow Academy registration & fee is separate
from the Snow Symposium conference fees & registration.

Registrants of the Advanced Snow Academy are required to attend the Snow
Symposium and it is a pre-requisite to have taken the Basic Snow Academy first


 2024 Course Agendas


Click Here for Basic Snow Academy


Click Here for Advanced Snow Academy




Achieve the highest levels of airfield safety...Attend the Snow Academy for Snow Fighters

Since the inception of the event, the International Aviation Snow Symposium (I.A.S.S.) has been committed to providing the most comprehensive winter operations training in the industry. This specialized training helps participating airports achieve the highest levels of airfield safety.

Certified by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) the International Aviation Snow Academy features classes designed to provide current, relevant and focused training for snow and ice control measures at airports, including FAA FAR Part 139 certificated airports.


Basic Snow Academy

The International Aviation Snow Academy course educates airport employees, contractors and service providers including airport operations specialist, airport equipment operators, airport supervisors and managers, and airport stakeholders on how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.

The Curriculum includes...

  • Airport and FAA regulations related to Airport Snow and Ice Control.
  • Runway assessments and runway condition reporting.
  • Introduction to Aircraft Deicing.
  • Material resource applications.
  • Proper Communications and regulations.
  • Snow Removal Equipment designs, capabilities and operations.
  • Winter weather forecasting. Understanding basic terms and application of forecasts.
  • Human resource factors and the effects on winter operations.
  •  Additional Current regulatory requirements
  • Safety Management System exercise.

Graduates of the International Aviation Snow Academy curriculum receive a certificate. Individuals must graduate from this course before moving on to the more advanced course.

Transport Canada and FAA referenced. 

Advanced Snow Academy

The Snow Management Academy course is designed to provide airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of all size airports including FAR Part 139 certificated airport.

The Curriculum includes...

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Impacts of Winter Operations
  • In depth review of regulations that enhance airfield safety.
  • Materials and equipment Management
  • Snow and Ice Control Planning and Management
  • Introduction of Fatigue Risk Matrix

Participants in the Advanced curriculum must participate in a case study that includes the development of...

  • snow and ice control plan
  • fleet of equipment and staffing
  • winter event budget and cost analysis

Transports Canada and FAA Referenced.

Benefits of Participating

The successful completion of the International Aviation Snow Academy provides the attendee with recognition in the industry as a highly trained professional Snow Fighter, ready to enhance airfield safety during the winter months.

Graduates from the Snow Management Academy classes earn the distinction of being an "Airport Snow Expert" or A.S.E. by the AAAE. 

Learn all you need to know about controlling ice and snow, register today for the Snow Academy.