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January 2018
$465.00

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

January 30 - February 1

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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February 2018
$395.00

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

February 3 - 5
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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$395

AAIC Women’s Avalanche Level 1

February 9 - 11
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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$325

AAS Pro-1 Bridge

February 10 - 11
Hatcher Pass,

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. For additional information on this program please visit the A3 website.

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$375.00

AAS Snowmachine Level 1

February 10 - 11

Level 1 Snowmachine Course- 2 days This course is two days with both classroom and field components. Everyone in your group should have training in avalanche recognition and avoidance. One trained person in a group is not enough! By the end of the two-day course you will know: Basics of trip planning Tools and resources (using avalanche forecasts) How to identify avalanche terrain Avalanche formation and release Appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain Introduction to companion rescue

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Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Fundraiser: Cabin Fever Reliever

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Moose Lodge,
Palmer,

Come support Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center! Enjoy live music, beverages, an adventure slide show and a great silent auction! Hope to see you all there!

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$550.00

AAS Level 2 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

February 16 - 19

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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$395

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Turnagain Pass, Alaska

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 19 @ 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. 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 1.5 hr Avalanche Beacon Practice w/CNFAIC @ Turnagain Pass

February 17 @ 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 beacon practice!!! This 1.5 hour informal beacon practice is geared for all user groups. Grab your friends and join us before hitting the hills!! Great intro or refresher!  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 session is open to everyone and anyone, novices…

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$175

Introduction to Backcountry Skiing/Riding

February 23 - 24
Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Arctic Valley Rd Anchorage, AK 99577 United States
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BACKCOUNTRY SKI and RIDING BASICS This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting into backcountry skiing. This is a 1.5 day class that teaches participants basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue, and provides an introduction to the concepts and equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating. Friday night (3 hrs) at Ski AK in Anchorage: Basic avalanche awareness and safety Intro to proper equipment (selection and use) Saturday (all day) at Arctic Valley: Trip planning & safe…

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