Backcountry Safety Training

Backcountry ski clinic. Students learn to look at snow profiles and conduct a ruchblock stability test.

Backcountry ski clinic. Students learn to look at snow profiles and conduct a ruchblock stability test. S. Carter photo.

In Alaska, the backcountry often begins right outside your door. If you ride a snowmobile or ATV, ski, hike, bike, snowshoe, hunt or boat, you know that the backcountry is where you will experience some of your greatest adventures.

But if or when something goes wrong, are you prepared? If you become trapped by weather, mechanical failure or other situation and are suddenly forced to spend an unexpected night out, will you be able to handle this challenge? If you or someone in your group gets injured, will you have the knowledge, supplies and confidence to treat the wounds?

Now is your chance to learn and practice the skills you need to ensure you and your partners can Live to Ride Another Day.

The AAIC will be offering 1-4 hour training programs in communities, schools and for groups around the state. Check out our calendar of events for the full schedule. Or email info@alaskasnow.org to learn more or request a course for your school, community or organization.

Courses can be customized to serve your audience needs. Just let us know.

Posted in AAIC News & Announcements.
Debra McGhan

Debra McGhan