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November 2017

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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Free

Tuesday Night’s at SkiAK w/CNFAIC

November 14, 2017 @ 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, 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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$15

Girdwood Brewing – Another Evening with the Smileys!!

November 17, 2017 @ 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
FREE

FREE Snowmachine Avalanche Awareness with CNFAIC @ AMDS

December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alaska Mining and Diving Supply (AMDS),
3222 Commercial Dr. Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
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Join CNFAIC forecasters Graham Predeger and Heather Thamm at Alaska Mining and Diving Supply to talk about lessons learned from past avalanche events and get your brain in gear for avalanche season. Free and open to everyone who likes to ride in the backcountry or anyone who is thinking about trying it! AMDS will have some avalanche safety gear on sale that night. Hope to see you all there!  

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Tuesday Nights at Ski AK: Alaska Avalanche School offerings explained!

December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SkiAK,
530 East Benson Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99503 United States
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The Alaska Avalanche School will discuss the various program offerings they have for this season and their availability. Programs include Level 1&2 Avalanche, Pro-1 Bridge, Pro-Level1&2 Hut Based courses, Intro and Adv. Weather and Rescue workshops and Know-Before-You-Go… so get smart, and enjoy the Backcountry!

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$100

AAIC Backcountry Riders Workshop

December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Eureka Lodge,
Mile 128 Glenn Highway Glennallen, AK 99588 United States
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The Alaska Avalanche Information Center will host a two-day backcountry travel workshop Dec. 9-10 at Eureka Lodge. The first day is free thanks to support from the Alaska Department of Public Safety and will cover information and practice skills for safe winter travel. The second day will cover rider’s specific skills and is just $100 thanks to AARP Alaska. Register or learn more at www.AlaskaSnow.org.

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$125

AAIC Avalanche Rescue

December 9, 2017
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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FREE

Know Before You Go – Avalanche Awareness, Seward Library

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seward City Library,
239 6th Ave Seward,
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Join CNFAIC forecaster Aleph Johnston-Bloom and CNFAIC professional observer Alex McLain for an introduction to avalanche recognition and rescue. The class will be in the classroom for the first half and then move outside for some hands-on beacon practice.

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$395

AAIC Women’s Avalanche Level 1

December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
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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