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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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 & 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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Women’s Avalanche 1

Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three day training for women 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 […]

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Avalanche Recreation Level 1 : Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

Many winter activities expose people to avalanche danger. This three 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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Advanced Sledders Avalanche 1 Training

Ride a mountain machine? This training is for YOU. Have you wanted to up your avalanche skills, but haven’t because you ride a sled and motorized training opportunities have been few and far between? This course is RIDERS teaching RIDERS on machines. You have no more excuses. Get sleducated: learn to anticipate weather and avalanches […]

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Recreational Avalanche 2 : Avalanche Rescue, Snow Stability & Hazard Analysis

Have you been traveling backcountry for a few years? Are you ready to learn more about snow and avalanches? This four day training expands your understanding of snow and backcountry leadership. Look at terrain from a snow stability perspective. Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to […]

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Avalanche Fatality May 2, 2018 Blackstone Glacier

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Chad Christman, 41 of Anchorage, who was fatally killed in an avalanche May 2nd on the Blackstone Glacier near Whittier. View preliminary report here. Image: Koltan Lucas News Stories: KTVA CBS News (Preliminary) KTVA CBS News (Update) KTUU NBC News Alaska Public Media Anchorage […]

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Alaska Snow Safety Summit

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 3 to 8 pm Alaska Pacific University – Carr Gottstein Room #102 This year’s summit will focus on Snow Safety Communications Keynote Welcome: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Governor Bill Walker (invited) Keynote Address: Jeremy Zidek, State of Alaska Homeland Security, Public Information Officer (PIO) and David Snider, National Weather and Atmospheric […]

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Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting

Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting Courses w/ Jim Woodmencey Winter Weather Forecasting Course with Alaska Avalanche School, Anchorage Information Sheet Course Description OBJECTIVES This 2-day course will focus on weather forecasting in Alaska. It will benefit anyone with an interest in understanding the weather better, and being able to making their own forecasts. Weather forecasting in […]

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