«Learning by doing» is an obvious credo for every instructor. In avalanche education, however, trying out everything yourself can be dangerous. Furthermore, learning about avalanches requires some theoretical background, which has to be taught. Avalanche instructors tend to explain a lot without the participants having to deal seriously with the topic. Using cooperative ways of learning, the learning attention and the learning success can be increased distinctly. The idea behind this form of learning consists of the following: a) Give tasks and stimulate participants to think; b) Discuss in different forms of groups and exchange knowledge and ideas, and c) Present answers and results to understand the content. Based on the content of the leaflet «Caution Avalanches», we put together a training-kit for cooperative learning. The kit is especially designed for teaching in the field and includes topics such as interpreting the avalanche danger scale, typical avalanche situations, graphical reduction method, trip planning, decision making, human factors. Guides and instructors of avalanche courses as well as participants have had good experience of working with this kit and appreciate the diverse way of learning.