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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

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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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

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 Avalanche Awareness Talk at REI by Alaska Avalanche School

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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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

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.

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

Avalanche Recognition and Rescue

February 11 @ 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 […]

Free Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

Free Avalanche Rescue Workshop – Turnagain Pass

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join CNFAIC forecasters and the Anchorage Snowmobile Club 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 […]

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

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.

Backcountry 101- Youth Avalanche Education

Backcountry 101- Youth Avalanche Education

February 12 @ 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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Third Annual Snowball

Third Annual Snowball

February 17 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

It’s our third annual Snowball! This year, the 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage will be gracious enough to host us. We will be featuring music by Sassafrass, craft beer, door prizes, raffle drawing, and silent auction. All proceeds to benefit Alaska Avalanche School and Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. Come out, […]

Level 1 Refresher Course

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 […]

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Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

February 18 - 20

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 […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 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.

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 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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Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

February 18 - 20

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 […]

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 20 @ 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.

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 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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Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

Women’s Specific AIARE Avalanche L1

February 18 - 20

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 […]

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 2 Avalanche Course

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 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 1 Avalanche Course

AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 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

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 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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Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

February 26 - 27

Interested in learning to backcountry ski/snowboard or travel safely in backcountry terrain? This is an excellent place to start. Arctic Valley Ski Area and Ski AK are offering a 1.5 day class that teaches basic avalanche awareness, equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating, companion rescue techniques, and a field session to practice safe backcountry […]

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Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

Intro to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

February 26 - 27

Interested in learning to backcountry ski/snowboard or travel safely in backcountry terrain? This is an excellent place to start. Arctic Valley Ski Area and Ski AK are offering a 1.5 day class that teaches basic avalanche awareness, equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating, companion rescue techniques, and a field session to practice safe backcountry […]

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Backcountry Ski/Snowboarding Skills

Backcountry Ski/Snowboarding Skills

February 28

Are you new to backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Do you want to make the most of your “earned turns?” This is a full-day clinic focused on backcountry skiing and riding skills in preparation for truly enjoying your backcountry experience and traveling safely in backcountry avalanche terrain. Taught by ski instructors with backcountry travel knowledge, students […]



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