Outdoors & Movement

Classes in this category include: skiing, backpacking, exercise classes, geocaching, etc.


Avalanche Hazard Evaluation
 

This course is a 4 day program providing backcountry winter travelers a decision making framework to avoid avalanches.  
AIARE 1 introduces essential avalanche skills: plan, prepare, teamwork, observe, recognize avalanche terrain, and companion rescue. Participants are required to travel on snow and dress appropriately for inclement winter weather.
Text materials will be provided by the instructor.

Materials fee pays for: AIARE fieldbook, AIARE student fee, course curriculum, and field insurance through AAIC. Also covers PWSC insurance and transportation-related costs.

 

This class can be taken for college credit instead. To register for this class for credit, visit http://uaonline.alaska.edu or call Student Affairs at 834-1600.


 



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PERA165
Prince William Sound College
TBD
18 - &up Carter 11/29 - 12/2 Th Fr Sa Su Varied $394.00 View

Avalanche Theory II
 

This course is a 4 day program that provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. This course also includes the introductory and prerequisite components for the professional certificate, the AIARE 3 certificate. The AIARE 2 builds from the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the level one and adds to it the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation.

 

AIARE 1 is a prerequisite for this class unless instructor permission is obtained prior to registration.

Course fee pays for AIARE fieldbook, AIARE student fee, course curriculum, and field insurance through AAIC. Course text materials are provided by instructor.




Additional Information

Students under age 18 must have parental liability and permission waiver signed prior to first class meeting.

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PERA218-NC
Prince William Sound College
Sugarloaf Hall Room 102
Carter 3/9 - 3/12 Mo Tu Sa Su 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM $608.00 View 4

Beginning Cross Country Skiing
 

Introduces fundamentals of diagonal-stride cross-country skiing. Covers selection of personal clothing, ski and safety equipment, recognition and prevention of cold-weather injuries, and skiing skills and trail ethics.

Special note: requires ability to perform comfortably in extremely cold and inclement weather. Students may need to rent or purchase additional equipment for this course.

Class meeting times are as follows:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 p.m. January 15- February 28 (Jan 15,17,22,24,29,31,Feb 5,7,12,19,21,26,28) and Saturday February 9th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

 



Additional Information

Class meeting times are as follows:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 p.m. January 15- February 28 (Jan 15,17,22,24,29,31,Feb 5,7,12,19,21,26,28) and Saturday February 9th from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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A160CCSk
Prince William Sound College
Sugarloaf Hall Room 102
16 - &up Cutts 1/15 - 2/28 Tu Th 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM $229.00 View 3

Winter Camping Alaska
 

This course will present students with the skills needed to plan and complete overnight trips during winter conditions. Topics covered include equipment, recognition of winter hazards, modes of travel, camp site selection, camp construction including snow caves, and leave-no-trace ethics. The overnight class outing is designed to introduce students to winter camping skills that can become the foundation of future expeditions.

Must be physically fit and must be able to function in inclement weather.

Required text: The Winter Camping Handbook: Wilderness Travel & Adventure in the Cold-Weather Months: Author: Stephen Gorman; isbn: 978-0881507829.

Optional text: Snow Caves for Fun and Survival, isbn: 978-0979559006

 

Class times and dates are as follows:

Jan 23, 30, Feb. 6, Wednesday evenings classroom 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Feb 1-3 overnight experience Friday 11:00 a.m.- Sunday 5 p.m.

 

 




Additional Information

There is a required textbook for this class. Please see description.

Class times and dates are as follows:

Jan 23, 30, Feb. 6, Wednesday evenings classroom 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Feb 1-3 overnight experience Friday 11:00 a.m.- Sunday 5 p.m.

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PERA168-NC
Prince William Sound College
Sugarloaf Hall Room 102
16 - &up Cutts 1/24 - 2/7 We Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $329.00 View 4