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Winter at Heart LakeBeginner Backcountry Skiing: Adirondak Loj                     
February 22 (2015)
Are you a cross-country skier who wishes to move out of groomed cross-country ski areas, develop your technique, and expand your experience into the backcountry on varied terrain?  Then this is the course for you! This introductory backcountry ski workshop will help you gain an understanding of the equipment and technique needed to ski on un-groomed surfaces.  Program is for ages 16 and older. 
Cost: $72 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.  Equipment rental is an additional $20.
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Beginner Winter Skills
January 11 (2015)
Learn essential winter skills including: backcountry preparedness for winter, snowshoeing basics, shelter-building, avalanche awareness, fire-building, and water procurement.  We’ll also cover cold weather injuries and illnesses, Leave No Trace backcountry skills & ethics for winter and more. 
Cost: $72 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.
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GPS 101
January 4 (Lake George, 2015)
February 7 (Lake Placid, 2015)
This course will provide an introduction to Global Positioning Systems.  We’ll discuss how GPS works, including coordinate systems and other associated terminology, and explains the uses and limitations of GPS.  Throughout the course, we’ll go outside and conduct field exercises to solidify our new skills.
Cost: $72 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of equipment.
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Lake George
Lake Placid

Introduction to Backcountry Snowshoeing
January 24 (2015)
Our Intro to Snowshoeing program is a great way to experience the freedom and fun of snowshoeing.  We’ll spend a full day snowshoeing in the beautiful High Peaks Wilderness.  Our focus will be on learning about safe winter travel and some basic techniques that will increase your enjoyment of this activity.  Your instructor will also share bits of natural history such on topics such as animal tracking and winter ecology.  This program is suited for adults and children 12 and older. 
Cost: $50 adults (Members receive 10% discount); $17 kids 12-15 y/o.  Includes instruction and snowshoes.
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Map & Compass Fundamentals
March 15 (2015)
This is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills. This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, identification of terrain features, compass use, and triangulation. You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $72 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials
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Wilderness First Aid
March 28-29, 2015
This in-depth course with Wilderness Medical Associates teaches students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help. The classes offer hands-on scenarios and lecture structure, through which students will learn to assess patients and become certified in wilderness first aid, CPR, and anaphylaxis training. Class time will be spent both inside and out.
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $240, includes instruction and materials.
Package: $325, includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 2 nights.
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March 28-29




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