Later, the school became known as the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, where Doug, along with Jill Fredston, began teaching avalanche safety courses. The Alaska Avalanche School has grown steadily in the four decades since its inception, and now a staff of 25 professional instructors reaches hundreds of students. We offer several courses every year. Select a link below to view current courses and offerings.
This class has given me the most important part of riding deep and steep slopes. Showed me how to be calm and to know what I'm doing in an avalanche.
Everyone who rides in the backcountry needs this course. Save your buddies. They might save you or avoid that red flag.
This was a fantastic course to introduce me to learning about avalanche safety! All of our instructors were knowledgable and fun to be around. I now have a much better idea about what to look out for when backcountry skiing and am looking forward to practicing what we learned! "Don't just know better, do better. - Fredrik"
Stay Safe in the backcountry and have your buddies backs - take a class with AAS!