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January 2017
$395

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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$125

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

January 7 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alaska Avalanche School,

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 Transceiver basics & use Leadership & communication skills for backcountry rescue situations Rescue scenarios

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Kenai Avalanche Information Workshop

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Flats Bistro,
39847 Kalifornsky Beach Rd Kenai, 99611
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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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$0.00

Tuesday Night at SkiAK Backcountry Program – RESCUE

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ski AK,
530 E Benson Blvd Anchhorage, Alaska 99503
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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 human powered and motorized backcountry travelers.

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Free

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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Free

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness: Turnagain Pass Snowpack

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alaska Avalanche School Office,
1025 Orca Street #1N Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
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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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$395

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.

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$395

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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Free

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Hatcher Pass

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gold Mint Parking Lot

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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$550

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 avalanche problem, including persistent and deep slab instabilities, avalanche mechanics and utilizing snow and weather resources to trip plan. In the field, Level 2 curriculum…

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