Haines Avalanche Center presents:


 Haines, Alaska

 February 6-9, 2020


 Starts: Wed, Nov 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM AKST     Ends: Sun, Nov 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM AKST    

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  Haines, AK 


  Haines Avalanche Center  
  Jeff Moskowitz                                                      907-314-0188                            jeff@alaskasnow.org  


This is a 24-hour, 4-day Avalanche Level 1 Recreation certified training that will get you and your backcountry partners practicing decision making in avalanche terrain and performing avalanche rescue that saves lives. The course is taught to American Avalanche Association (A3) standards.

Avalanche Level 1 Rec topics include:

  • Avalanche Basics & Characteristics
  • Terrain
  • Snowpack and Weather
  • Information Gathering
  • Planning, Communication & Decision-making
  • Making Relevant Observations
  • Terrain and Travel
  • Basic Avalanche Companion Rescue

Learn: Backcountry survival skills, trailhead checks, travel protocol, anticipating avalanche consequences, organized companion rescue strategy, search techniques and more. 

Come prepared to be outdoors. Bring your personal equipment that you typically carry with you in the mountains including: beacon, shovel probe. A gear list will be provided. The course meets on Thursday and Friday evening in the classroom and Saturday and Sunday all day out in the field. 

Course will run from 6-10 pm Thursday and 6-9 pm Friday in the classroom. Then Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm in the field, location depending on conditions. 

For questions please contact us via e-mail or phone. All registerd students will be kept updated regarding possible time and location changes.

Student-to-instructor ration 6:1. Limited spots available sign up now!

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