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What people are saying

The quality of Crux Academy is mindblowing! I figured these would be good online courses and there would be big-name instructors; but I'm impressed by how well this is laid out and done! The videos are fantastic and the course is so comprehensive - it goes MUCH deeper than a simple YouTube video or a write up on the REI blog or Outside mag.
vidya v.
Trail Running course student
It's easy to dream and come up with a million things that you want to do, but it's so easy to get lost in the process of learning something new before you even start. I've failed so many times in the first step simple because I don't know where to start and the feeling of being overwhelmed beats me. Crux Academy breaks down the steps, which helps you feel that your goals are ACTUALLY attainable!
cate j.
Crux ALL ACCESS student
I would definitely recommend Crux Academy! This is an amazing tool to help you improve your skills, I personally learned a lot from the videos and lessons. I was able to land my first rainbow trout from what Maddie showed me! I also love the Crux Academy app! It is super user friendly and I love how I can refer back to any lesson easily.
chris c.
Fly fishing course student

"I took the backcountry skiing course and it’s clear from the get-go that Chris is a master of his sport. He’s extremely professional, thorough and thoughtful in his delivery of the content. I’m excited to implement his wisdom in the backcountry this weekend!"

"The quality of Crux Academy is mindblowing! I figured these would be good online courses and there would be big-name instructors; but I'm impressed by how well this is laid out and done! The videos are fantastic and the course is so comprehensive - it goes MUCH deeper than a simple YouTube video."

"Chris's skiing experience and diversity of exposure to various geographies and types of terrain make this course a must"

"Being brand new to backcountry skiing, Chris’s course helped a lot! From knowing what gear you need to knowing the importance of having a good partner, this course covers it all. I highly recommend for any level of backcountry adventurer!"

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High-quality & In-Depth Courses

Our experienced instructors, production team, and instructional designers have worked together to deliver stunning, informative courses that are impossible to look away from.

Learn on the Go

Modern learning isn't always done in a classroom or behind a computer. Access tutorials and pro tips right at the crag, on the river, or in the backcountry.

Bonus Q&As and Resources

As part of every course you'll connect with instructors via live Q&As, and access their personal resources—from trip case studies to training recommendations to pro tips and more.

Come as you are

It's time to build a more welcoming, diverse, and optimistic adventure community. Whether you're a seasoned expert in a mountain town, or a humble newcomer from the big city, Crux Academy exists to help you through tiered lessons and an inclusive teaching style to get you outside and having fun.

In addition to promoting environmental advocacy throughout our courses, 1% of all Crux Academy sales go directly to our partners fighting climate change and promoting social justice...

Frequently asked questions

01. General

What is Crux Academy?

Crux Academy is an entertaining and educational streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to watch or listen to hundreds of video lessons taught by  the world’s best adventure athletes and thougt leaders.Whether it be in Van Life, climbing, mountain biking, adventure traveling, or climate activism, Crux Academy delivers a world class online learning experience. Video lessons are available anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, personal computer, or on your TV by Apple Airplay or Google Chromecast streaming media players.

What is included in a Crux Academy membership?

Membership includes access to an incredible catalog of hundreds of lessons taught by the world’s best. Each class includes between 20-50 video lessons that are 5 minutes long on average, along with an in-depth workbook. You also get access to our audio downloads, offline lessons, our members only newsletter, and our dynamic community of members around the world.

Where can I watch?

With Crux Academy, you can learn and be inspired anytime, anywhere, including your smartphone, personal computer, Apple Airplay, and Google Chromecast. You can even download your favorite lessons and watch on the plane or listen during your commute in audio-only mode.*

*Only available for select courses

02. Pricing and Payment

How much does Crux Academy cost?

The basic annual membership is $72 paid annually upfront or $10 paid monthly ($120 total paid each month across 12 months) and provides unlimited access to all classes and new classes as they launch (monthly). All Crux Academy memberships include access to our high-definition videos, personal computer and mobile experiences, and downloadable class workbooks.

How does the 30-day Guarantee work?

Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Crux Academy isn’t for you, then email us within 30 days of the date you purchase your subscription, and we’ll offer a full refund.

How do I cancel?

If you don’t want to continue your membership, you can cancel your renewal through your account page. Follow the prompts to cancel on the Settings page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.If you have more questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!

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Mountain Biking with World Cup Pro Rider Eliot Jackson

Mountain Biking with World Cup Pro Rider Eliot Jackson

Join us for a engaging chat with pro mountain biker and Red Bull TV commentator Eliot Jackson!

October 19, 2022
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Beginning Fly Fishing with Maddie Brenneman

Beginning Fly Fishing with Maddie Brenneman

Join pro angler and guide Maddie Brenneman in a chat about everything you need to get out on the river, catching fish right away!

October 6, 2021
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