A key aspect of the Anchorage Ski Club’s mission is to provide a venue for winter and alpine sports education. To this end ASC offers the Arctic Valley lodge to organizations that wish to advance and promote winter sports and winter safety through education and experience. The following classes are currently being offered by ASC and our partners:
Introduction to Backcountry
This is an excellent place to start if you are just getting into backcountry skiing. This is a 1.5 day class that teaches participants basic avalanche awareness, companion rescue, and provides an introduction to the concepts and equipment used in backcountry skiing and recreating.
Backcountry Riding Skills
Are you new to backcountry skiing or snowboarding? Do you want to make the most of your “earned turns?” This is a full-day clinic focused on backcountry skiing and riding skills in preparation for truly enjoying your backcountry experience.