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March 2017

3 day AIARE 1 for Advanced Sledders

March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Thompson Pass,
Thompson Pass, AK Valdez, AK 99686 United States

The American Institure for Avalanche Research and Education(AIARE) has designed a snowmachine specific curriculum. This course was designed by sledders, for sledders, and is taught by sledders.

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AAS – Level 1 Avalanche Course

March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

Matchstick Films presents: Drop Everything

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wendy Williamson Auditorium,
3211 Providence Dr Anchorage, AK 99508 United States
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Brought to you locally by Rossignol and Team Gimp Squad. Sponsored by The Libby Group. Shows at 7pm & 9pm. Doors open 15-20min prior This will be an action packed evening of @MSP Films fun and fundraising for the Alaska Avalanche School and the Friends of the Chugach Forest Avalanche Information Center. Amazing raffle prizes will be there as always! AWESOME trailer is located at Matchstick Productions – the powerhouse that brought you award-winning classics like CLAIM, THE WAY…

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November 2017

Alaska Snow Safety Summit

November 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alaska Pacific University,
4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 United States

Annual gathering of the Alaska Snow Safety professionals, agencies, organizations, public safety, political supporters, media and representatives from the general public.

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Motorized Movie Night! Turnagain Hardcore 6 – HIGHER!!

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
49th State Brewing Co.,
717 W 3rd Ave Anchorage, AK 99514 United States
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#TBT Movie Premiere: Turnagain Hardcore 6 – Higher Learn about Avalanche education opportunities, connect with CNFAIC, and kick off the 2017/2018 riding season! Tickets available online or in person at A2D, AMDS, or Anchorage Yamaha. Where:  49th State Brewing Co Anchorage When:  7pm Thursday, Nov 2nd How much:  $10  BUY TICKETS HERE Link to more details HERE!

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Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop!!

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Atwood Building, 2nd floor Anchorage, United States

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Alaska Pacific University, Alaska Avalanche Information Center and the American Avalanche Association will be hosting a gathering of snow professionals for a day of learning, presentation, discussion, and networking. The 2017 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop (SAAW) will be held Friday, November 3rd at Alaska Pacific University from 9am to 4:30pm, doors will open at 8:30. Afternoon session (1-4:30pm) is FREE and geared to backcountry users as well as professionals!! This will be the 5th…

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Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center – Ski movie fundraiser!

November 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center in Palmer for the MSP ski flick Drop Everything!!! Event details: HERE  

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Avalanche Rescue

November 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alaskans who live, play, and work in avalanche terrain need AVALANCHE RESCUE skills. Knowing how to respond to an avalanche emergency can save lives. Learn up-to-date and best practices of avalanche rescue: How to effectively organize an avalanche search Efficient methods of using an avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel How to attend to and evacuate an avalanche victim This class adheres to the American Avalanche Association guidelines for the recreational avalanche rescue.

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Tuesday Night’s at SkiAK w/CNFAIC

November 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
2906 Spenard Road Anchhorage, AK 99503 United States
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Ski AK is opening the season’s backcountry programming with a presentation by CNFAIC forecasters! A summary review of the CNFAIC web site, current changes for 17’/18’ season and a discussion of last years lessons learned for Turnagain and Hatcher’s Pass. More at Ski AK’s Facebook events page HERE. November 14th, 2017 6:30PM – 8:30PM SkiAK 530 E Benson Blvd Anchorage AK 99503 907.561.2445  

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An Evening with the Smileys – Annual Beartooth Fundraiser!!

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beartooth Theatre,
Anchorage, AK
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Mark and Janelle Smiley are a husband-wife duo that have spent the last seven years climbing the “50 Classic Climbs of North America” based off a book written by Alan Steck and Steve Roper in 1979. No one has climbed all 50 and they are the closest, having summited 48. Mark is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker and mountain guide and Janelle is a professional athlete and Holistic Life Guide (a unique profession which combines mountain guiding and life coaching…

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