For most backcountry skiers, taking AIARE level 1 is an obvious choice.   As a beginning backcountry skier, you want to solidify knowledge that you’ve gleaned from ski partners and personal experience to make better informed decision in the backcountry.   You sign up for AIARE Level 1.  The reward is great. You have more knowledge and […]

It is a beautiful spring day in Alaska. What all of us wait around for after the long dark cold winters. The spring days are lengthy with the sun coming up at 6:30 am and not setting again till 10:00 pm. We had a late winter storm that left us with amazing snow-covered mountains everywhere. […]