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Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting

Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

This course’s primary focus is on winter weather forecasting in Alaska. It will benefit anyone with a strong interest in weather and making better decisions for their outdoor activities and will be most beneficial to personnel involved in making mission-critical weather forecasts in mountainous terrain. This course begins with basic meteorology as a foundation for […]

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Avalanche Awareness and Weather tools w/the CNFAIC

Avalanche Awareness and Weather tools w/the CNFAIC

December 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters at Ski AK's new store location in Anchorage for a discussion on weather and snow forecasting to help plan your day or multi-day trips!! We want to teach you how to sift through the plethora of internet information to find what matters. We'll also be discussing some basic avalanche awareness, the CNFAIC website and other avalanche information sites.

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FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

December 8, 2016 @ 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 snow machiners.

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Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016

https://backcountrybabes.com/?category=0&type=138&destination=64&date_dep=Departs+After&s= This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower […]

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Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016

https://backcountrybabes.com/?category=0&type=138&destination=64&date_dep=Departs+After&s= This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 12, 2016 @ 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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Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1

December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016

https://backcountrybabes.com/?category=0&type=138&destination=64&date_dep=Departs+After&s= This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 12, 2016 @ 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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Weather for the Backcountry Traveler Lecture

Weather for the Backcountry Traveler Lecture

December 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Backcountry users seeking to further their understanding of weather formation and patterns will benefit from this lecture. Topics covered in this lecture include: Review of basic weather concepts Cloud, rain, and snow formation Winds Detailed weather and climate info specific to Alaska

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Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness and Rescue w/CNFAIC in Girdwood

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness and Rescue w/CNFAIC in Girdwood

December 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters for an evening of avalanche awareness with a focus on recognizing obvious clues and companion rescue. Is your avalanche rescue gear up to snuff? Are your beacon batteries fresh and is your beacon functioning properly? What about airbags?

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Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower you […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2016 @ 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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Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower you […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2016 @ 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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Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

Backcountry Babes CO-ED AIARE Level 1

December 16, 2016 - December 18, 2016

This course teaches the most current and applicable avalanche safety information and rescue techniques. It provides a thorough background of avalanche hazards, safe travel techniques, and good backcountry practices. It is taught by professionally certified and engaging female instructors to provide a more inspiring and comfortable atmosphere to learn in. The course will empower you […]

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Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness w/CNFAIC

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness w/CNFAIC

December 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters at the Blue & Gold Board shop in Anchorage for a discussion on the state of the snowpack at Turnagain Pass. How has this season's snowpack developed and what can we expect for the holidays?? We will also talk about the different types of avalanche problems and how they fit into our daily forecasts - and fit into your backcountry terrain selection. We hope to see you at Blue & Gold (11124 Old Seward Hwy) at 7pm!!

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Level 2 Refresher Course

Level 2 Refresher Course

December 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - December 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Participants in this workshop will review documentation and record keeping as per the Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observation Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG) handbook. The program is geared toward backcountry users who submit (or would like to submit) observations to their local forecasting centers, and for those seeking to become avalanche […]

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 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

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 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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Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

December 31, 2016 @ 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.



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