Deadly deception

February 12, 2014
Avalanche danger is not just a threat to those seeking out big adventure, such as climbing Denali. Danger can be as close as well-traveled ski slopes or even the snow on your roof. By Andy Hall

Avalanche danger a risk not worth taking   By the time you read this, snow will almost certainly have killed someone in Alaska. It happens every year. In the winter…

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Ready, set to go

February 12, 2014
Participants learn critical skills for locating a buried avalanche victim. By Debra McGhan, courtesy of NAOI

Preparedness in the backcountry can be key to survival   Alaska, especially in winter, is often a harsh and unforgiving environment. On foot, skis, or snowshoes , you can be…

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Chris Batin receives Enos Bradner Award

February 12, 2014
Chris Batin, left, with the Enos Bradner Award, with NOWA member and past president and former Enos Bradner award recipient Milton Keizer. Courtesy Chris Batin

Chris Batin, a Talkeetna-based outdoor and travel writer, has received the 2013 Enos Bradner Award from the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. The organization issues the award annually to a deserving…

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Running on love

February 12, 2014
Shane Gharling proposes to Julia Khvasecho at the Louisiana Marathon in January, 2012. By Mike Halko

When it comes to romance, there is no finish line Running can set one’s heart racing on both physical and emotional levels.  Every time you lace up your shoes to…

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Snow daze

February 5, 2014
The slopes are open and night skiing is just one of the evening options at Alyeska. Check out its busy nightlife schedule as well. CREDIT: Courtesy Alyeska Resort

February packed with Alyeska ski events   The winter of 2014 is in full swing at Alyeska Resort, and the skiing and riding has been fantastic. After every snowstorm, the…

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