Recreational / Avalanche Fundamentals / Valdez, AK / Mar 6, 2023

Any individual who travels in snowy mountainous terrain should take this course. This hands-on clinic is designed for skiers, snowboarders, snowmachiners*, snowshoers, hikers, drivers, hunters, snow bikers, dog-walkers and more! This one-day course (8 hours of instruction, combination online pre-course work and field time) focuses on how to avoid getting caught in an avalanche.

The Avalanche Fundamentals is designed for those curious about avalanche avoidance who have not yet had much experience traveling in the backcountry or for those with tight time and budget constraints. This is a great first step before a Level 1.

Explore:

  • Essential Equipment
  • Terminology and the 5-red Flags of avalanche avoidance
  • Basic Rescue
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Search for the ingredients of an avalanche by digging snow pits.
  • Planning, decision-making, and communication tools for success.
  • Optional free gear familiarization clinic available 1/2-hour before the course starts.

Pre-course work will be emailed a few weeks before the course.

Minimum age 16 years old without an adult, 14-years old with an adult registered in the same course.

*Motorized participants should wear snowshoes for travel, sleds not needed although topics specific to sledders will be discussed.

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Event Location

Valdez, AK

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Details

The field portion of the course will take place in Thompson Pass or Valdez area.

Course Dates

  • Recreational / Avalanche Fundamentals / Valdez, AK / Mar 6, 2023
    Spots go on sale at 8am
    Mar 6, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Total spaces remaining: 15