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Level 1 Avalanche Course Refresher, Glen Alps


  • Classroom: Alaska Avalanche School 1025 Orca Street Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)

Tuition: $150 Per Person.                           REGISTER

Avalanche Level 1 Refresher

This workshop reviews Level 1 curriculum and is meant for backcountry users who have received some avalanche safety training but are not interested in repeating the full Level 1 course. The classroom session at AAS offices in Anchorage precedes a full day in the field. (specific locations chosen based on conditions at the time of the course). Participants can expect review of the following skills:

  • Rescue techniques and new technology

  • Transceiver use and practice

  • Terrain analysis

  • Snow stability evaluation

  • Decision-making

  • Route selection and travel procedures

Prerequisites: Participants must have already completed a Level 1 class. Prior to the start of the course, students should re-read Avalanche Essentials and/or Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, track Turnagain Pass area weather, and come to the workshop prepared with specific questions and areas of focus.

Course Time: 3 hour evening lecture in AAS classroom, one full (8 hour) field day