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Events for January 28, 2017 through February 18, 2017

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January 2017
$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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$30

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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February 2017
$395

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 4 @ 8:00 am - February 6 @ 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 Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

February 8 @ 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. Register here: https://www.rei.com/events/avalanche-awareness-with-alaska-avalanche-school/anchorage/159067

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$395

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 11 @ 8:00 am - February 13 @ 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

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alaska Avalanche School Office,
1025 Orca Street #1N Anchorage, AK 99501 United States

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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Free

Free Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

February 11 @ 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. We’ll also talk and work on strategic shoveling techniques and common mistakes. This workshop is open to everyone and anyone, novices and experts, that recreate…

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$125

Backcountry 101- Youth Avalanche Education

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alyeska Resort,

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 participants to maximize field and practice time.

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$180

Level 1 Refresher Course

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop reviews Level 1 curriculum and is meant for backcountry users who have received some avalanche safety training but are not interested in repeating the full Level 1 course. The classroom session at AAS offices in Anchorage precedes a full day in the field in Turnagain Pass (specific locations chosen based on conditions at the time of the course).

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$375

Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

February 18 - 20
Turnagain Pass & Arctic Valley,
Anchorage, AK United States

This course teaches good decision making in avalanche terrain. It is offered by Backcountry Babes and Alaska Avalanche Information Center (AAIC). The course follows the national standardized AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) curriculum (www.aiare.info) and is catered specifically for women, to provide a comfortable and fun learning atmosphere to gain knowledge and skills for you to become a better decision maker in avalanche terrain. It is taught by engaging and professionally-qualified female instructors and will empower you…

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