Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center

Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center forecaster Allie Barker examines the scene of a 2015 slide near Independence Mine in this Frontiersman file photo.

WASILLA — Avalanche education will be the focus of a local outdoor workshop as well as an indoor class in the next few days as forecasters and public safety officials offer up their expertise to backcountry travelers.

The courses come during a record-setting winter for avalanche fatalities in Hatcher Pass, where a skier, snowboarder and snowmachiner have perished since November.



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