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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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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 14 - 16

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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Free

Avalanche Stories from Sunburst at Powder Hound Ski Shop, Girdwood – FREE

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Powder Hound Ski Shop,
210 Arlberg Ave Girdwood, 99587 United States
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Join Chugach National Forest Avalanche Forecaster, Heather Thamm, 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 in Turnagain Pass. This talk is geared towards any level of backcountry experience, novice to the seasoned Powder Hound.

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$175

Alaska Guide Collective – Avalanche Rescue Course

December 22

Avalanche Rescue Course taught by AMGA Certified Ski Guides and avalanche professionals. AGC is an American Avalanche Association approved provider. 1 full day. See website for more info.

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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 22 - 24
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center,
mile 79 Seward Highway Portage, AK 99587 United States
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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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$95

Alaska Avalanche School Avalanche Rescue Course

December 22
Hatcher Pass,
1025 Orca Street, Unit 1N Anchorage, AK 99501 United States

Basic Avalanche Companion Rescue • Beacon use, probing, shoveling. • Simple one and two person burial techniques. • Incident Response-Leadership, safety, checklists. Developing a plan based upon terrain, avalanche size, and resources. • Response as an avalanche victim; As a rescuer. • Special Problems/ Common mistakes. • Role of first aid and emergency response in real avalanche rescues.

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$465.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course, Juneau

December 26 - 28
Eagle Crest,
3000 Fish Creek Rd Juneau, AK 99801 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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Alaska Avalanche School Level 2 Avalanche Course

December 27 - 30
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center,
mile 79 Seward Highway Portage, AK 99587 United States

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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$150.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Refresher Course

December 28
Glen Alps,
1025 Orca Street, Unit 1N Anchorage, AK 99501 United States

Rusty Level 1 skills? … Take a refresher!

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$465.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 29 - 31
Hatcher Pass,
23264 Gold Cord Road Palmer, AK 99645 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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