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November 2017

Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center – Ski movie fundraiser!

November 4 @ 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 @ 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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Free

Tuesday Night’s at SkiAK w/CNFAIC

November 14 @ 6:30 pm
SkiAK,
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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$25

An Evening with the Smileys – Annual Beartooth Fundraiser!!

November 16 @ 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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$15

Girdwood Brewing – Another Evening with the Smileys!!

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Girdwood Brewing Company,
2700 Alyeska Hwy Girdwood, AK 99587 United States
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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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December 2017
$125

Avalanche Rescue

December 9
Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Arctic Valley Rd, Fort Richardson Anchorage, AK 99505 United States

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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$395

Women’s Avalanche Level 1

December 15 - 17
Anchorage,
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States

Women, get “Avy Savvy!” in Alaskas’ backcountry. This 3-day/24hr training is in an all-women atmosphere with women instructors. It follows the the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and American Avalanche Association standards and is geared toward teaching women in an engaging and fun environment the level 1 basics of avalanche safety education. Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain Recognize avalanche terrain Develop a personal framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain. Learn to apply…

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FREE

CNFAIC Fireside Chat: Powder Hound Ski Shop

December 21 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Powder Hound Ski Shop,
210 Arlberg Ave Girdwood, 99587 United States
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Join CNFAIC for an evening awareness class in Girdwood.

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$125

AvalancheRescue

December 27
Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Arctic Valley Rd, Fort Richardson Anchorage, AK 99505 United States

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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January 20182018
Free

Tentative Date: Avalanche Rescue Workshop – w/CNFAIC @ Turnagain Pass

January 20, 2018 @ 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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