Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche safety is the top priority for one Alaska school


by Chris Flynn

ANCHORAGE- As snow boarders and skiiers alike prepare to hit the slopes, one local school is hoping to prevent disaster.

The Alaska Avalanche Achool is an outgrowth of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, and is dedicated to making outdoorsmen aware of the hazards Alaska's mountains can rain down on them.

The Alaska Avalanche School offers many classes and workshops for adventurers of all ages, even taking the time to meet with students in school to teach them about avalanche safety for free. Special classes are being offered over Christmas weekend for those interested in learning more, or you can visit their website