Avalanche 1 : Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain


Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three day training helps you develop habits that will keep you and your backcountry partners alive.

  • Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain
  • Recognize avalanche terrain
  • Develop a personal framework for making decisions in avalanche terrain.
  • Learn and apply effective companion rescue.

The Alaska Avalanche Information Center hosts and partners with other instructional institutions to facilitate these courses.

Curriculum: American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education

Class Length: 3-4 Days, Classroom and Field

Locations and Dates:

Nov.19,20 & Dec.3,4, 2016   Valdez PWSC  – Register at 907.834.1600

February 18-20, 2017   Anchorage, Women Specific – Register with Backcountry Babes

February 24-26, 2017  Anchorage UAA, part of semester long course UAA’s Skiing Alaska’s Backcountry – Register 907.786.4083

March 3-5, 2017  Black Rapids Lodge Eastern Alaska Range – Register <here>

March 17-19, 2017  Thompson Pass – Motorized Sledders Course – Register <here>

Tuition Cost: $375

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Lead Instructor: Sarah Carter

AAIC Course refund policy

Refunds, less 10% administration fee, will be issued by the AAIC administration office if a student must cancel/withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances and provides a minimum of five (5) days advance notice. Cancellation requests made less than five days in advance will be issued less 20% administration fee. Refund may not be issued once the course has started (this will be determined on a case by case basis.)

Refund from Credit Card Payments
If your fees have been paid with a credit card, and you are eligible to receive refund, you will receive a refund back to your credit card (less administrative fee) within 30 days from the date you cancel/withdraw. Once a credit card refund has been processed, you will receive a notification of the refund to the email address you provided at the time of your registration. If the credit card refund cannot be processed, you will receive a refund check (please see “Refund from Non-Credit Card Payments”).

Refund from Non-Credit Card Payments
If your fees have been paid with a method other than a credit card (check, money order, electronic check, bank wire, PayPal etc.), and you are eligible to receive a refund, it may take up to 30 days from the date the payment was originally received for a refund to be issued.

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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter