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Educator Expedition: Skiing Alaska’s Thompson Pass

By Kate Koons on 3/10/16 10:18 AM

 

The ladies. Photo by Kate Koons.

For years, I have seen the pictures, heard the stories, and dreamt of skiing in Alaska.

A number of former NOLS instructors have made their way to Alaska to guide, many of them under the guidance of Don Sharaf, who still works as a forecaster and guide for Valdez Heli Ski Guides. If you are guiding in Valdez, you’re pretty much at the top of your game.

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Topics: NOLS Alaska, Educators Notebook, instructor, education, backcountry, NOLS Teton Valley, backcountry skiing, Instructor Development Fund, leadership

Berkshire School Slays Powder in the Tetons

By Kate Koons on 3/12/15 1:00 AM

On Monday, NOLS Teton Valley wrapped up the inaugural winter ski course with the Berkshire School, a private boarding school in Massachusetts. The branch was pleased to host the new course and have our first ever high school students out on a winter adventure.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, skiing, NOLS Teton Valley, NOLS Professional Training