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Backcountry 101 at Alyeska Resort

This course is specifically designed for youth new to the backcountry. Heavy on practical, usable skills and local information, this is a great place for students to start building their avalanche skills. Recommended age range for this course is 13-17 years old. Alyeska Resort makes an ideal setting for young backcountry users, allowing BC 101 participants to maximize field and practice time. Students will finish the course with understanding of:

  • Avalanche formation
  • Recognition of red flags for avalanche hazard
  • Safe travel techniques
  • Self-help and backcountry rescue
  • Decision-making
  • Terrain analysis
  •  Interaction with local avalanche professionals & online resources
Earlier Event: December 31
Avalanche Recognition and Rescue
Later Event: January 6
Level 1 Girdwood/ Turnagain Pass