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Backcountry 101- Youth Avalanche Education

Backcountry 101- Youth Avalanche Education

January 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is specifically designed for youth new to the backcountry. Heavy on practical, usable skills and local information, this is a great place for students to start building their avalanche skills. Recommended age range for this course is 13-17 years old. Alyeska Resort makes an ideal setting for young backcountry users, allowing BC 101 […]

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course- Women Only

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course- Women Only

January 6 @ 8:00 am - January 8 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course- Women Only

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course- Women Only

January 6 @ 8:00 am - January 8 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

January 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is geared toward skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and other backcountry enthusiasts wanting to add some basic avalanche knowledge to their skill set. Students will perform in full rescue scenarios, allowing them the opportunity to practice the leadership and communication required in a successful avalanche rescue. Topics covered during the workshop include: Group rescue techniques […]

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Kenai Avalanche Information Workshop

Kenai Avalanche Information Workshop

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join Sean Sullivan-Thomas (aka) Sully and CNFAIC avalanche forecaster Aleph Johnston-Bloom for a fun night of avalanche education. We will be discussing avalanche rescue, using the forecast, recognizing hazards and safe travel practices. Come with questions and bring your friends and family! January 8th, 5:30 pm at the Flats Bistro in Kenai.

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Tuesday Night at SkiAK Backcountry Program – RESCUE

Tuesday Night at SkiAK Backcountry Program – RESCUE

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG) and the U.S. Air Force 212th Rescue Squadron (RQS/PJ) will present on their mission, what happens after you call for help, inter-agency coordination, timeline/communications, roles and responsibilities, self rescue discussions, SAR, technical rescue, equipment and lessons learned geared to your safe return…recommended participation for beginners and seasoned […]

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FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

January 11 @ 6:00 pm

An Alaska Avalanche School instructor will present basic avalanche safety tips. This free class is great information for all types of backcountry outdoor enthusiasts, including backcountry skiers, snowshoers, hikers, and snow machiners. Register here: https://www.rei.com/events/avalanche-awareness-with-alaska-avalanche-school/anchorage/159131

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Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness: Turnagain Pass Snowpack

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness: Turnagain Pass Snowpack

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters for an evening of avalanche awareness and a discussion on how the winter has shaped up so far. How has the snowpack developed and what type of avalanche hazard are we facing at this time?

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

Level 1 Avalanche Course- Masters Course +45

Level 1 Avalanche Course- Masters Course +45

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Hatcher Pass

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Hatcher Pass

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters for a FREE hands-on and in-the-snow avalanche rescue workshop!! This 2 hour informal rescue workshop is geared for all user groups. Grab your friends and join us before hitting the hills!! WHERE: Hatcher Pass (Gold Mint parking lot) – Look for the blue CNFAIC Avalanche trailer. We will focus on practicing with your avalanche beacon, probe and shovel. We'll also talk and work on strategic shoveling techniques and common mistakes.

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

Level 1 Avalanche Course- Masters Course +45

Level 1 Avalanche Course- Masters Course +45

January 14 @ 8:00 am - January 16 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

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AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm

Backcountry travelers who have completed their Level 1 course and wish to enhance their skills are a good fit for the Level 2 course. The course is centered around avalanche hazard evaluation, observation, and decision-making, and offers a unique opportunity to practice those skills. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the […]

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness w/CNFAIC in Girdwood

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness w/CNFAIC in Girdwood

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters for an evening of avalanche awareness and a discussion on how the snowpack in the Turnagain Pass region has shaped up so far. What weather events have impacted snow and avalanche conditions and what type of avalanche hazard are we facing at this time?

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AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm

Backcountry travelers who have completed their Level 1 course and wish to enhance their skills are a good fit for the Level 2 course. The course is centered around avalanche hazard evaluation, observation, and decision-making, and offers a unique opportunity to practice those skills. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the […]

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AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 22 @ 5:00 pm

Backcountry travelers who have completed their Level 1 course and wish to enhance their skills are a good fit for the Level 2 course. The course is centered around avalanche hazard evaluation, observation, and decision-making, and offers a unique opportunity to practice those skills. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the […]

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters for a FREE hands-on and in-the-snow avalanche rescue workshop!! This 1.5 hour informal rescue workshop is geared for all user groups. Grab your friends and join us before hitting the hills!! WHERE:   Turnagain Pass (Motorized parking lot) – Look for the blue CNFAIC avalanche trailer. We will focus on practicing with your avalanche beacon, probe and […]

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FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An Alaska Avalanche School instructor will present basic avalanche safety tips. This free class is great information for all types of backcountry outdoor enthusiasts, including backcountry skiers, snowshoers, hikers, and snowmachiners.

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

Hot Dog and Ski Bunny Party – Night 1, CNFAIC Fundraiser!!!

Hot Dog and Ski Bunny Party – Night 1, CNFAIC Fundraiser!!!

January 27 @ 10:00 pm

The 12th annual Hot Dog and Ski Bunny party will be on January 27th and 28th at the Sitzmark Bar in Girdwood. These guys have always used your wild dance moves to help various ski organizations out each year. This years recipient will be Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center!!! If you don't make it out on the 27th we hope to see you on the 28th!!

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward skiers, boarders, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to build winter backcountry skills. The Level 1 course combines classroom time and field sessions to provide a comprehensive overview of avalanche hazard recognition and evaluation.

Hot Dog and Ski Bunny Party – Night 2, CNFAIC Fundraiser!!

Hot Dog and Ski Bunny Party – Night 2, CNFAIC Fundraiser!!

January 28 @ 10:00 pm

The 12th annual Hot Dog and Ski Bunny party will be on January 27th and 28th at the Sitzmark Bar in Girdwood. These guys have always used your wild dance moves to help various ski organizations out each year. This years recipient will be Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center!!! If you don't make it out on the 27th we hope to see you on the 28th!!

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