Alaskans who live, play, and work in avalanche terrain need AVALANCHE RESCUE skills. Knowing how to respond to an avalanche emergency can save lives.
- Learn how to effectively organize an avalanche search
- Learn efficient methods of using an avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel
- Learn how to attend to and evacuate an avalanche victim
This class adheres to the American Avalanche Association guidelines for the recreational avalanche rescue.
The Alaska Avalanche Information Center partners with community organizations to host avalanche rescue classes for different ages and user groups.
Class Length: Full Day, Classroom and Field
Location and Date: Valdez February 4, 2017 9am-5pm
Cost: $80 Adults
$40 for Valdez Avalanche Center members and Valdez Snowmachine Club members
FREE for youth ages 10-18 years old
Find other upcoming avalanche education opportunities near you <here>. www.alaskasnow.org/education/course-offerings/
If you have a group or organization who would like to host an Avalanche Rescue class in your community, please contact our Education Director, Sarah Carter 907.255.2242.