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February 2019
$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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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 16 - 18
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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$125

BACKCOUNTRY Skiing/Snowboarding Skills

February 20
Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Arctic Valley Road Anchorage, AK 99577 United States
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Are you new to backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Do you want to make the most of your “earned turns?” This is a full-day clinic focused on backcountry skiing and riding skills in preparation for truly enjoying your backcountry experience and safety. Students will spend the morning on groomed slopes focusing on making good turns and learning proper technique. Students will then progress to riding off-piste and practicing skills in variable terrain and mixed snow conditions. Required Equipment: Students must have…

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March 2019
$175

INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

March 1 - 2
Ski AK & Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Anchorage, AK 99504 United States
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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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$125

BACKCOUNTRY Skiing/Snowboarding Skills

March 3
Arctic Valley Ski Area,
Arctic Valley Road Anchorage, AK 99577 United States
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Are you new to backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Do you want to make the most of your “earned turns?” This is a full-day clinic focused on backcountry skiing and riding skills in preparation for truly enjoying your backcountry experience and safety. Students will spend the morning on groomed slopes focusing on making good turns and learning proper technique. Students will then progress to riding off-piste and practicing skills in variable terrain and mixed snow conditions. Required Equipment: Students must have…

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$395.00

Alaska Avalanche School Level 1 Avalanche Course

March 8 - 10
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

March 22 - 24
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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