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We're in the flow again...springtime orographic lift in progress! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nearly 2 weeks down and over 2 to go, our presence on the pass has been a great success thanks to fellow staff and the City of Valdez. We have had 11 straight days of forecasts, sharing and educational opportunities for the public...participation numbers hit the mid 30s for several days. Check out the schedule for our next round of classes starting this week!!!!

Schedule:

March 29 4-6pm DOT Thompson Pass Avalanche Program Presentation
April 1 10-5pm Field Day Ski/Snowmachine Ride
(Contact: ksobek@alaskasnow.org to register)
April 2 4-6pm Backcountry Injuries With Dr. Cullen
April 5 4-6pm Companion Rescue
April 8 10-5pm Field Day Ski/Snowmachine Ride
(Contact: ksobek@alaskasnow.org to register)
April 9 4-6pm Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel
April 12 4-6pm Human Factor: Case Studies
April 14&15 Companion Rescue @ Hill Climb
April 14 VAC FUNraiser @ Tsaina Lodge
April 15 Beacon & Eggs @ SalmonBerry Ski Hill
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Building teamwork in the mountains. AIARE Level 1 motorized assist avalanche course out of Black Rapids Lodge in the Eastern Alaska Range. March 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go! PWSC students spent their spring break learning about snow and avalanches: AIARE Avalanche 2 Course
Special thanks to: Kevin Salys for instruction help. Bobby Lieberman and Josh Hege for avalanche rescue scenario assistance. And a big round of applause for our guest speakers:
Louise Fode with National Weather Service
Katreen Wikstrom Jones and Gabriel Wolken with Climate and Cryosphere Hazards Program Citizen Science
Pete Carter with Thompson Pass DOT Avalanche Program
Thanks to Tsaina Lodge for hosting our course debrief.
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Current coverage at the pass.

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10am Bring the kids out to SalmonBerry Ski hill for a morning of easter fun. Families will learn and practice wilderness skills such as avalanche rescue, fire starting, first aid for hypothermia and shelter building. 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt. Golden ticket wins an Easter Basket. This event is sponsored by the Valdez Avalanche Center, the City of Valdez, the Department of Public Safety, and the Alaska Avalanche Information Center. ... See MoreSee Less

Beacons and Eggs: Family Wilderness & Avalanche Training

April 15, 2017, 10:00am - April 15, 2017, 12:00pm

10am Bring the kids out to SalmonBerry Ski hill for a morning of easter fun. Families will learn and practice wilderness skills such as avalanche rescue, fire starting, first aid for hypothermia and shelter building. 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt. Golden ticket wins an Easter Basket. This event is sponsored by the Valdez Avalanche Center, the City of Valdez, the Department of Public Safety, and the Alaska Avalanche Information Center.

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