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Level 1 Avalanche Course Girdwood/Turnagain Pass January 26-28, 2018

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Girdwood Community Center

250 Egloff Dr.

Girdwood, AK 99587

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The Alaska Avalanche School is a non-profit organization created to provide exceptional experienced-based snow avalanche safety education to all users of the mountain environment. You have our commitment that we’ll provide you with the highest quality of training possible. What you learn during the workshop will depend upon how hard you work during and prior to the course. We’ll provide you with the opportunity, the tools, and the encouragement. The rest is up to you. Please read the following information carefully.

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Cost of the Course: $395.00 Per Person

Course Duration: 3 Full Days

Tuition Includes:Instruction, and instructional handouts.

Tuition Does Not Include: Round trip transportation to and from the class-site, “Avalanche Essentials” by Bruce Tremper, food for the duration of the course, all personal gear and clothing (see the Equipment List for more information).

Required Reading: ‘Avalanche Essentials’ by Bruce Tremper and the Avalanche advisory for several days prior to the course date. See: cnfaic.org and hatcherpassavalanchecenter.org for updated information.

Recommended Reading: “Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrian” by Bruce Tremper. “Snow Sense” by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler

COURSE CURRICULUM:

This course is geared towards skiers, boarders, climbers, and other backcountry enthusiasts and is an intensive, hands-on course, which will provide students with the skills necessary to recognize and evaluate potential avalanche hazard. This course consists of approximately 28 hours of classroom and field training over 3 days.

Program curriculum consists of:

Beacon use and practice

Group rescue technique

Terrain analysis

Snow stability evaluation

Decision-making

Route selection

Safe travel procedures

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students are required to read ‘Avalanche Essentials’ by Bruce Tremper prior to the course start date. There is a pre-test that is sent to course participants upon enrollment, which is based on the required reading. Those who thoroughly study their pre-course material before the workshop can expect to absorb more during the course.

Participants must be able to ski/snowboard or snowshoe up and downhill in variable terrain and changing snow conditions (snowboarders need to use snowshoes or splitboard with skins). The field sessions are everyday and you should be prepared to remain outdoors in (possible) foul weather all day.

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