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January 2017
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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

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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Free

Fireside Chat: Avalanche Awareness w/CNFAIC in Girdwood

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Glacier Ranger Station,
145 Forest Station Rd Girdwood,
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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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Free

FREE Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Turnagain Pass Motorized Lot,
Mile Post 68 Seward Highway
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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 shovel – so wear gear to walk and dig in the snow! We’ll also talk and work on strategic shoveling techniques and common mistakes. This workshop…

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Free

FREE Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
REI,
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd Anchorage, 99503 United States
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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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$395

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.

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