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December 2018

Alaska Avalanche School Level 2 Avalanche Course

December 27, 2018 - December 30, 2018
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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$465.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

December 29, 2018 - December 31, 2018
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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January 20192019
$850.00

Alaska Avalanche School Pro 1 Avalanche Course

January 2 - 6
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center,
mile 79 Seward Highway Girdwood, AK 99587 United States

This 5-day course is for emerging snow professionals. You will learn to communicate avalanche risk between team members, observe and record snow, weather, and avalanche data to national standards. You will be required to demonstrate your travel skills and knowledge of avalanche formation, release, hazard mitigation, and solo rescue skills. Pre-requisites: Level 1 Avalanche Training, Avalanche Rescue Class, and 20+ days of relevant experience.

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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 4 - 6
Girdwood Community Center,
250 Egloff Drive 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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$175

Alaska Guide Collective – Avalanche Rescue Course

January 12

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

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$600

Alaska Guide Collective – Level 2 Avalanche Course

January 16 - 21

Recreational Level 2 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, Sunday and Monday full field days. See website for more info.

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Free

State of the Snowpack – Evening discussion at AMH!!

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking,
2633 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK 99503 United States
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Please Join Friends of the Chugach NF Avalanche Center for an evening discussion at Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking on: The State of the Turnagain Snowpack. This event is free to the public!!

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$425.00

Alaska Avalanche School Snowmachine Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 18 - 20

This intensive, hands-on course is geared toward snowmachiners who want to build winter backcountry avalanche 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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$175

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

January 18 - 19
Ski AK & Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Anchorage, AK 99504 United States

If you are interested in learning the basics and safety of backcountry skiing, split boarding, or snowshoe travel, this is an excellent place to start! 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, boarding, and recreating. FRI NIGHT: A 3-hr classroom session in Anchorage. -Basic avalanche awareness and safety -Intro to proper equipment (selection and use) SAT DAY: All day (class…

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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 19 - 21
NOLS Palmer,
5805 Farm Loop Palmer, AK 99654 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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