Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting focuses on reading and interpreting pertinent weather maps and computer models, with an emphasis on products specific to Alaska.

Students should have a basic understanding of the weather and weather terminology, and have some experience navigating the Internet to view various weather maps and products. A technical science background is not required; however, some pre-course preparation will be helpful.

Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting

2 days / $550
This 2-day course will focus on weather forecasting in Alaska. It will benefit anyone with an interest in understanding the weather better, and being able to making their own forecasts. Weather forecasting in the mountains of Alaska during the winter is the primary emphasis. This course begins with an overview of basic meteorology, as a foundation for understanding of how the atmosphere works. Orographic effects and how the mountains interact… More
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Matthew Murphy

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Brent Byne

Everyone who rides in the backcountry needs this course. Save your buddies. They might save you or avoid that red flag.

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Tegan Carson Ellison

Highly recommend this course for any riders. Learned a lot and it really put a perspective on how the situation should be handled.

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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"


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