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Introduction to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

February 23 - 24

| $175

BACKCOUNTRY SKI and RIDING BASICS

This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting into backcountry skiing.
This is a 1.5 day class that teaches participants basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue, and provides an introduction to the concepts and equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating.

Friday night (3 hrs) at Ski AK in Anchorage:
Basic avalanche awareness and safety
Intro to proper equipment (selection and use)

Saturday (all day) at Arctic Valley:
Trip planning & safe travel
Companion rescue techniques and practice
Field session tour – practice concepts learned

All levels of beginners welcome. Modes of travel: alpine touring, telemark, splitboard, snowboard/snowshoe, snowshoe.
Required Equipment: Students must have their own backcountry and avalanche equipment including beacon, probe, and shovel*. Skis, snowshoes, snowboards, or nordic equipment are acceptable.

Cost: $175

Details

Start:
February 23, 2018
End:
February 24, 2018
Cost:
175
Website:
http://arcticvalley.org/winter/education-arctic-valley/intro-to-backcountry/

Organizer

Arctic Valley Ski Area
Phone:
(907) 428-1208
Email:
Website:
www.arcticvalley.org

Venue

Arctic Valley Ski Area
Phone:
(907) 428-1208
Arctic Valley Rd Anchorage, AK 99577 United States
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