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December 2017
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CNFAIC Fireside Chat: Blue & Gold Boardshop

December 19 @ 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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Lessons learned in avalanche rescue and an intro to beacon use and best practices.

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

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Powder Hound Ski Shop,
210 Arlberg Ave Girdwood, 99587 United States
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Join CNFAIC forecaster Aleph Johnston-Bloom for an evening awareness class discussing avalanche lessons learned from last season.

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$425.00

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Juneau, Alaska

December 26 - 28
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
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, 2018 - January 7, 2018

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, 2018 - January 7, 2018

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, 2018 - January 15, 2018

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, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2018 @ 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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$395

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Hatcher 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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$110.00

AAS Snowmachine Rescue Course- one day

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Snowmachine Avalanche Rescue- (8 hour course) This course will go over the following topics: Avalanche rescue principles Avalanche gear & technique Companion rescue process Avalanche victim basic patient care Recognizing needs and identifying additional resources

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