The National Conference on

Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, MT

February 10 - 14, 2024

Conference Highlights

  • Enjoy 27 exciting CME presentations in person, from your hotel room or anywhere & upgrade your skills with hands-on workshops

  • Participate in optional hands-on workshops including survival, snow shelter building, suture lab, travel medicine, AWEP Certification, and reduction of dislocations.

  • All registrants and Ikon pass holders receive guaranteed ski access!

  • Big Sky Ski Resort is famous for no lift lines, uncrowded slopes, and spectacular terrain. 

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Complete Conference Program & Schedule

The conference features a wide array of interesting and practical wilderness and travel medicine topics presented by authoritative and engaging faculty. View the complete CME program schedule.

Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider (AWEP Certification®) Course

A comprehensive course leading to AWEP Certification® that is designed to prepare physicians and other health care providers with an extensive background in key topics and practical skills needed to become a competent expedition, wilderness, or Search and Rescue Medical Provider. Learn more about AWEP.


The conference has unique optional hands-on workshops on topics ranging from outdoor survival skills to practical wilderness medical skills. Workshops feature small interactive groups with outstanding instructors. Learn more about our useful hands-on workshops.

Children and Teen Survival and First-Aid Education Programs

Our wilderness education programs for children and teens are nationally acclaimed and classes fill quickly. Please register early!  Read more about our program for teens.


The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 39 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Pending approval, this activity is also anticipated to offer AOA Category 2-A CME credit and AAFP/ACEP credit.

The American Association of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This course is also accredited for up to 39 hours of nursing credit.

Read more about accreditation.


We have reserved a wide selection of hotel rooms and condominiums for conference participants. See the list below for a sampling of accommodations.  Read more about accommodations.

Traveling to Big Sky

Big Sky is easily accessible with numerous flights to nearby Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).  Big Sky is 43 miles south of Bozeman, and the drive takes you along the spectacular Gallatin River, star of the movie A River Runs Through It. Read more about traveling to Big Sky and exclusive travel discounts.

Discounted Ski Lift Tickets

Conference attendees and their guests can purchase discounted lift tickets to Big Sky Ski Resort in advance and save up to 35%! Find out more.

Fantastic Recreation!

Big Sky is a winter wilderness recreation paradise, which goes far beyond the legendary downhill skiing. Trails abound for snowshoeing, ski touring, and wildlife viewing.  Exploring nearby Yellowstone in the uncrowded winter season is spectacular!  Read more about recreation.

Bison Wilderness Medicine in Yellowstone



Ski Touring

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Big Sky Winter Zipline Wilderness Medicine


Snow Mobile CME course


World-Class Faculty


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PA, NP$645
Residents, Paramedics, EMTs$495
Non-Medical Professional (no CME)$445

"Team" Group Discounts: We have enhanced our Team Registration discount. Just complete your registration and pay - you will receive a custom link that you send to your friends. Each person that registers with your link will receive an instant $100 off their registration. You will receive $100 off for every person that registers with your link - up to the total price of your registration. So, if your total registration price is $795 and you get 10 friends to use your link for registration - your entire tuition will be refunded.

We're proud to offer a 20% discount to Active Military.
(Please call or email our office for CAGE/DUNS numbers)

For more information or to register please call



Tax deduction for educational purposes: Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees and cost of travel, including meals and lodging).

The Premier Wilderness Medicine CME Conferences Since 1982

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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"I was inspired on many levels - certainly the best conference I have ever attended...this conference is such a unique one... such a wonderful experience...It reminds me of why I went into medicine in the first place!"


"Look no further for fantastic wilderness medicine education, with renowned faculty and engaging hands-on workshops. Highly informative and enjoyable. The skiing at Big Sky is legendary."


"The only conference I’ve attended where I was continuously riveted to my seat and yearned for more."


"Absolutely riveting conference!! It keeps you interested and yearning for more! The interactive workshops are a must. This conference convinced me to stay in the medical field!


"Absolutely the most enjoyable and interesting CME conference I have ever attended! Probably the best group of lecturers I have ever experienced."