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December 2017
$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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FREE

CNFAIC Fireside Chat: Blue & Gold Boardshop

December 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue and Gold Boardshop,
11124 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515 Anchorage, AK 99515 United States
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Avalanche Specialist, Heather Thamm will be presenting, “Lessons Learned from Avalanche Accidents”. Each season Blue & Gold works in conjunction with the staff of the Chugach National Forrest Avalanche Information Center to present talks to help introduce avalanche awareness and safety to the snow sport community. This fireside chat will take the form of a storytelling evening with emphasis on the lessons to be learned from accidents experienced in the mountains we love to play in. These events are a…

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FREE

CNFAIC Fireside Chat: Avalanche Lessons Learned from Last Season, Powder Hound Ski Shop

December 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Powder Hound Ski Shop,
210 Arlberg Ave Girdwood, 99587 United States
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Join CNFAIC avalanche specialist Aleph Johnston-Bloom for an evening awareness discussion of avalanche lessons learned from last season and a quick look at how this season’s snowpack is shaping up. Open to everyone. Hope to see you all there!

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$425.00

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Juneau, Alaska

December 26, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Eaglecrest Ski Area,
Juneau, AK United States

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. By the end of the three-day course, graduates will be able to: Make a trip plan Gather pertinent information Know what kind of avalanche problem they face Know the patterns of that problem Choose appropriate terrain for the…

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$125

AAIC Avalanche Rescue

December 27, 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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January 20182018
$550.00

AAS Level 2 Avalanche Course, Turnagain Pass, Alaska

January 4 - 7

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 at Hatcher Pass or Turnagain Pass. Classroom sessions focus on the development of the snowpack, understanding the avalanche problem, including persistent and deep slab instabilities, avalanche mechanics and utilizing snow and weather resources to trip plan.…

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$465.00

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

January 5 - 7

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. By the end of the three-day course, graduates will be able to: Make a trip plan Gather pertinent information Know what kind of avalanche problem they face Know the patterns of that problem Choose appropriate terrain for the…

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$850

AAS Pro- Level 1

January 11 - 15

Professional courses are designed for avalanche professionals either employed or seeking employment in the avalanche industry. Applicants are screened to make sure they meet prior learning and employment guidelines. Throughout the course students are evaluated and tested on knowledge, skills, and abilities- which requires rigorous study, completion of assignments, and both written and practical testing.

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$395

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Turnagain Pass, Alaska

January 13 @ 8:00 am - January 15 @ 5:00 pm
Turnagain Pass,

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. By the end of the three-day course, graduates will be able to: Make a trip plan Gather pertinent information Know what kind of avalanche problem they face Know the patterns of that problem Choose appropriate terrain for the…

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FREE

FREE Hatcher Pass Avalanche Workshop

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Gold Mint Parking Lot, Hatcher Pass

Bring your beacon, probe, and shovel for a fun day out practicing to use your beacon, probe, and shovel effectively if your partner is buried in an avalanche.  Hatcher Pass Snow Riders will be providing burgers, hot dogs, and refreshments for this FREE, popular event, so make sure to bring your family and buddies!  We will have avalanche professionals including several experienced snowmachiners teaching how to effectively conduct a companion rescue along with how to identify red flags, clues that…

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