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March 2018
$395

AAS Level 1 Avalanche Course, Hatcher Pass, Alaska

March 13 - 15
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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April 2018
$395

AK Avalanche Info Center – AIARE Avalanche Rec L1

April 6 - 8
Arctic Valley,
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States

This is a 3-day/24hr training in “Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain” It follows the the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and American Avalanche Association standards and is geared toward learning avalanche safety in an engaging and fun environment. Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain Recognize avalanche terrain Develop a personal framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain. Learn to apply effective companion avalanche rescue. Class Length: 3 Days, 40% Classroom and 60% Field Small…

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September 2018
$395.00

Level 1 Avalanche Course

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glacier District Ranger Station,
145 Forest Station Road Girdwood, AK 99587 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.

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October 2018
$20

Ski film “ALL IN” at West High with Elyse Saugstad!

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
West High School Anchorage,
1700 Hill Crest Dr. Anchorage, AK 99517 United States
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Meet Alaskan athletes Angel Collinson and Elyse Saugstad!!! $20. Buy your tickets at the door or now at BrownPaperTickets. 6:30 and 8:45 pm film showings at West High Auditorium. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/279164885 Proceeds benefit the Alaska Avalanche School and Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center. Sponsored by West Anchorage High School Activities and Presented by Rossignol and Team Gimp Squad.   The winter of 2018 provided Matchstick Productions with an opportunity to push the action sports industry in a new…

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November 2018
$20

Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Alaska Pacific University,
4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 United States
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The 6th annual ‘SAAW’ kicks off the 2019 winter season with an amazing line-up of presenters for this one day professional development workshop. Afternoon session is FREE and geared to recreating public as well as professionals.

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$20

HOPE FOR SNOW! FUNdraiser for CNFAIC at Bear Tooth

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Beartooth Theatre,
Anchorage, AK

HOPE FOR SNOW ~ FUNdraiser for CNFAIC.ORG featuring SNOW STORIES and HOPE SOCIAL CLUB!

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$20

Snowmachine film throwback “2 Stroke Cold Smoke 9” at 49th State Theater

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
49th State Brewing Co.,
717 W 3rd Ave Anchorage, AK 99514 United States

Gather your friends and family on Thanksgiving Eve for a throwback snowmachine film premiere of 2 Stroke Cold Smoke 9 at 49th State Theater in Anchorage. $20 tickets at https://bpt.me/3818060 and these local dealerships and stores: Alaska Mining & Diving Supply, A2D Motorsports, and Anchorage Yamaha.   Proceeds support our favorite weather forecasting site CNFAIC.ORG – the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center – and avalanche safety in Southcentral Alaska. Hosted by Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center.

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Free

Alaska Avalanche School Seward Avalanche Awareness – KBYG

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seward City Library,
239 6th Ave Seward,
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A FREE avalanche awareness workshop for all backcountry users of any skill level. You do not need to bring anything except yourself, however if you would like to bring an avalanche beacon we will do an beacon rescue drill at the end. We happily encourage those with avalanche training to attend as a refresher! Know Before You Go! The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center staff will also be there to talk about the NEW Lost Lake Weather Station and…

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December 2018
$450

Alaska Guide Collective – Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 12 - 16

Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Course taught by AMGA Certified Ski Guides and avalanche professionals. AGC is an American Avalanche Association approved provider. Wednesday and Thursday classroom session 6-9pm and Saturday and Sunday full field days. See website for more info.

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“Tales from the Pit” at Blue & Gold Boardshop

December 13 @ 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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Join Chugach National Forest Avalanche Forecaster, Aleph Johnston-Bloom, for an evening discussion on avalanche safety and awareness. This talk will cover some basic things you need to know before going into the backcountry. Expect to hear lessons learned and stories from Sunburst and Tincan in Turnagain Pass. This talk is geared towards any level of backcountry experience, novice to seasoned.  This is a great way to get your brain in gear for the season. #knowbeforeyougo

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