Snake River BASE Academy

Higher Education for Lower Free Fall


Snake River BASE Academy


How much do the courses cost?

The Fundamentals of BASE course is $1195.  The Object Avoidance and Object Evaluation courses are $995.  Tracking courses in Europe are $1650 each.


Do I need to make a deposit to hold my space?

Yes.  We cannot reserve a space without a deposit.


How much is a course deposit?

$600 for Fundamentals of BASE.  $500 for Object Avoidance and Object Evaluation. $1500 for tracking courses in Europe.


What additional fees will I be charged for gear rental or packing?

There are no fees for gear rental or packing.


Are travel costs included in the course fee?

For courses in Twin Falls, students are responsible for their own travel costs, including airfare, food and lodging.


Can I rent gear?

Gear use is included with all courses.

Snake River BASE does not rent or loan gear to jumpers who have not completed the Fundamentals of BASE course.

Snake River BASE students are welcome to borrow gear to use at the Perrine Bridge any time they are in Twin Falls.  There is no charge to borrow gear.


Can I repeat a course?

If you feel uncurrent, we suggest you sit through any courses you’ve previously completed as a refresher.

Students are welcome to audit any course they have already completed, at any time in the future, for no charge. 


Can you help me buy gear?

Snake River BASE is a dealer for almost every BASE gear manufacturer, and we’re happy to help students order gear that will be appropriate for their jumping style and environment.

We offer gear sales as a service exclusively for our students.


Where do we pack?

Most packing is done at the school, in our dedicated indoor packing area, with padded floor and climate control.

In nice weather, we sometimes pack at Centennial Waterfront Park at the bottom of the canyon.


How many rigs will I jump?

Using multiple rigs for every student allows us to make more jumps and progress through more skills.  You should expect to jump several different systems through the course.


How long are SRBA courses?

Courses in Twin Falls are 4 full days.  Tracking courses in Europe are 5 days.

Course days can be very long.  Expect some days to last more than 12 hours with occasional longer days reaching 16 hours or more.


Do you offer private coaching?

Private coaching is only available in limited circumstances for specific reasons.  To inquire about private coaching, please contact Tom Aiello (


How far in advance do I need to reserve my spot?

Courses usually fill up about a month in advance, but some popular courses can fill up long before that, and there is sometimes space available on very short notice.  If your schedule is tight, it’s best to schedule as far in advance as possible.  We cannot guarantee you a spot until you’ve confirmed your reservation by making a deposit.


How do I sign up?

You can register directly from the web site registration page.

Registration is also accepted in person, by phone or by email.  For details contact Tom Aiello at +1.208.420.2602 or


How can I make a deposit?

Deposits can be made on the signup page with credit or debit card.

Deposits can also be made via, check, cash, bank transfer, Paypal or Bitcoin.  For detailed payment information, click here.


Can I take a course on a date that’s not on the calendar?

If none of the scheduled dates fit your schedule, please contact Tom Aiello ( to discuss scheduling alternate dates.


Where is Snake River BASE Academy located?

Snake River BASE Academy is located 3 miles south of the Perrine Bridge in downtown Twin Falls.  From the bridge, drive south on Blue Lakes Boulevard 2.5 miles.  At the five points intersection, take a slight right onto Shoshone Street.  Drive 0.7 miles to Main Avenue and turn left onto Main Avenue East.  Snake River BASE Academy is located about halfway down the north side of the first block.  Parking is available behind the building in the lot between Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue North.  SRBA is upstairs at 137 Main Avenue East.