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 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.
Class Length: 3-4 Days, Classroom and Field
Locations and Dates:
Nov.25-26 & Dec.2-3 2017 Valdez PWSC – Register at 907.834.1600
February 16-18, 2018 Anchorage UAA, part of semester long course UAA’s Skiing Alaska’s Backcountry – Register 907.786.4083
February 22-25, 2018 Haines – Register Here.
March 15-18, 2018 Thompson Pass – Motorized Sledders Course – Registration opens soon.
Tuition Cost: $395
Lead Instructor: Sarah Carter and/or Kyle Sobek
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.