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Mountain Savvy courses open for second year

...gearing up for its second season at Eaglecrest Ski Area.The course, which focuses on "terrain recognition and good travel practices," is taught by ski patrollers and mountain guides, all of whom work as avalanche professionals.Last year, according...
Know the Snow: Habits in avalanche terrain

...person at the time.We were not alone; the vast majority of avalanche victims choose or unknowingly ignore safe travel practices. In his book, "Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain," Bruce Tremper notes that in about nine out of 10 avalanche...
Free avalanche course open to the general public Sunday

...assessments and how to use that information to evaluate snowpack stability. Participants will also learn about safe travel practices in avalanche terrain, how to dig snow pits and how to use avalanche rescue gear and perform companion rescue.Tom...
Photo: Halloween madness

...softball haunted house Monday evening at the Nugget Mall. The haunted house is a fundraiser to help the team pay for travel, practices and gear. The ghoulish production continues today from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sound off on the important issues at
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...taking the time to dig a snow pit to analyze the stability of the snow with each new day. It means learning safe travel practices and self-rescue techniques. All these skills take time to acquire, and can't be learned just in a classroom...
Palin pays state for family travel

...for predecessors, Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles. "No one challenged Gov. Murkowski's or Governor Knowles' travel practices," Van Flein said in an e-mail. "The rules were, and are, being changed in midstream for Governor Palin...


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