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February 2019
$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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$495

AIARE Recreational Avalanche Level 2: PWSC Valdez

March 9 - 12
Prince William Sound College,
303 Lowe Street Valdez, AK 99686 United States
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This course is offered by Prince William Sound College in Valdez March 9-12, 2019. The first day is the Companion Rescue course, followed by three days training Rec.Level 2.

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Free

Alyeska Beacon Park

March 9
Alyeska Ski Resort,
Girdwood , AK United States

Have you practiced your avalanche companion rescue skills? Backcountry Access (BCA) and Alyeska Ski Resort are will have a beacon training park set up all day on March 9, March 23, and April 6.  Check in at the Roundhouse patrol station, Top GBX station or visit the Snow Report for location of the BCA Search Park Snow report link: https://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report

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Free

Backcountry Skiing Near Anchorage – FREE evening presentation!

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BLM Campbell Creek Science Center,
5600 Science Center Drive Anchorage,
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Backcountry Skiing Near Anchorage. Join Eeva Latosuo, avalanche educator and outdoor professional, to learn about places to go, equipment to use, and how to keep yourself out of harm’s way.

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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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Free

Alyeska Beacon Park

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Alyeska Ski Resort,
Girdwood, AK United States

Have you practiced your avalanche companion rescue skills? Backcountry Access (BCA) and Alyeska Ski Resort are will have a beacon training park set up all day on March 9, March 23, and April 6. Check in at the Roundhouse patrol station, Top GBX station or visit the Snow Report for location of the BCA Search Park Snow report link: https://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report

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Free

Turnagain Pass 20 years later; Remembering the 1999 avalanche accident

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Turnagain Pass Motorized Lot,
Mile Post 68 Seward Highway
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Turnagain Pass: Bring your GEAR, bring your questions!

On Saturday, March 23rd from 12-2pm swing by the Turnagain Pass motorized parking lot and meet the CNFAIC forecasters, bring your avalanche rescue gear, ask questions and learn about the history of Turnagain Pass and the avalanche center.

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