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January 2019
$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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$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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$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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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 25 - 27
Girdwood Community Center,
250 Egloff Dr. 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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$95

Alaska Avalanche School Avalanche Rescue Course

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Glen Alps,
13101 Glen Alps Road Anchorage, AK 99516 United States

Rescue skills. Come to learn your Basic Companion Rescue.

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February 2019
$465.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 1 - 3
Independence Mine,
23264 Gold Cord Road 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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$500.00

Alaska Mountain Weather Forecasting

February 2 - 3
APU,
4101 University Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 United States

This 2-day course will focus on weather forecasting in Alaska. It will benefit anyone with an interest in understanding the weather better, and being able to making their own forecasts. Weather forecasting in the mountains of Alaska during the winter is the primary emphasis. This course begins with an overview of basic meteorology, as a foundation for understanding of how the atmosphere works. Orographic effects and how the mountains interact with weather systems will be explored in-depth. Students will learn…

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$35

Snowball at 49th State! Fundraiser for Avalanche Safety

February 7 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
49th State Brewing Co.,
717 W 3rd Ave Anchorage, AK 99514 United States

$25 tickets ON SALE until midnight January 25! *Early Bird Special* 7-11 pm on Thurs. February 7, 2019. 49th State Theater in Anchorage. Tickets available at myalaskatix.com/events/snowball _____ Backcountry recreation community partners and friends! Join us at SNOWBALL where we’re celebrating YOU with funky tunes by Superfrequency, plus an awesome silent auction and raffle prizes! Hosted by Alaska Avalanche School and Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center. Snowball is our fun way of saying thank you and celebrating another great season…

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$375.00

Alaska Avalanche School Pro 1 Bridge Course

February 9 - 10
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center,
mile 79 Seward Highway Portage, AK 99587 United States

This 2-day course includes a brief review of major topics such as: recording snow, avalanche, and weather data to SWAG standards, using hazard and risk analysis forms, and forecasting avalanche hazard factors. You will be graded and given detailed feedback during the course with a written exam and field exercises in communication, group management, snow profiles, snowpack tests, weather station and avalanche observations, and small team rescue. Pre-requisites: Level 1 & 2 Avalanche Training (prior to 2017) and 20+ days…

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$550.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 2 Avalanche Course

February 15 - 18
Independence Mine,
23264 Gold Cord Road Palmer, AK 99654 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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