Avalanche & Backcountry Riding Safety for Snowmachiners

Do you ride in the backcountry? This training will help you plan and prepare as a ready rider. READY RIDERS have avalanche rescue gear and practice using it attend avalanche & backcountry riding safety classes know where to find & use avalanche & weather forecasts/observations/information recognize backcountry hazard including exposure to winter elements, poor visibility, glacier […]

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Avalanche Recreation Level 1 : Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three-four day training comprises the AIARE Recreational Level 1 and AIARE Avalanche Rescue Courses.  You will develop habits that will help you find the good snow without taking unknown risks: Plan and prepare for travel in avalanche terrain Recognize avalanche terrain Develop a personal framework for […]

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November is Avalanche Education Awareness Month

Winter has arrived in Alaska and Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed November – Avalanche Education Awareness Month. Governor Walker’s Executive Proclamation If you live, work, travel or recreate in the mountains during the winter months, you owe it to your family, friends and yourself to understand the potential risks. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center, a network of regional […]

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Avalanche Rescue

              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 […]

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Avalanche Awareness

  All Alaskans can be AVALANCHE AWARE. An avalanche awareness class introduces you to the risks involved with travel in snow covered mountains. Anticipating where and when avalanches occur is your first step to reducing your risk. Learn how to access online avalanche forecasts, advisories, and observations. Learn about avalanche rescue gear and how it works. The Alaska Avalanche […]

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Which training is right for you?

If you are wondering which training is right for you, here are a few key points to think about: RECREATIONALISTS If you are new to mountains and avalanches – Begin with an avalanche awareness class, this will give you an understanding of the risk involved with travel in and under snowy mountains. If you already […]

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Alaska Snow Safety Summit

We are closing in on the 9th annual Alaska Snow Safety Summit, at least the 9th our Executive Director has been involved with helping to organize. The first was held at Kincaid Park in Anchorage in 2007 and attracted dozens of practitioners willing and eager to share their message on how to avoid getting buried in an avalanche. […]

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