Saturday February 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM AKST
Monday February 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM AKST

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Anchorage/Arctic Valley, Girdwoord/Turnagain Pass 


Sarah Carter & Jenna Boisvert 
Alaska Avalanche Information Center and Backcountry Babes 


Backcountry Babes AIARE Level 1 Anchorage/Girdwood Feb.18-20, 2017 

Catered specifically for women, this course provides a comfortable fun learning atmosphere to gain the knowledge and skills to become better decision makers in avalanche terrain: awareness of avalanche problems, how effective teams plan for travel in avalanche terrain, dynamics of snowpack and weather, and up-to-date avalanche rescue techniques.

This course is taught in partnership with Backcountry Babes and Alaska Avalanche Information Center.

What to Expect

  • Safe, comfortable, and fun learning atmosphere
  • Attentive, experienced, and professional instructors
  • Engaging classroom an field sessions
  • Appropriate and applicable avalanche safety information
  • Practical experience in the field
  • Joyful self-empowerment regarding informed backcountry travel and decision-making

Gear Needed

  • Backcountry skis or split-board and ski poles
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Climbing skins
  • Avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel
  • Backcountry backpack
  • Proper outerwear and warm layers for the field time
  • Full equipment list here.

If you would like to review our Assumption Of Risk agreement before signing up for a course.