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The Classroom

Photograph By Megan Michelson

Next, the women sat through a morning of classroom instruction from AIARE-certified instructor Lel Tone, a Squaw Valley ski patroller and a heli-ski guide in Alaska. "This is an introductory or refresher class, one that we hopes encourage women to sign up for their Level 1 Avalanche certification if they don't have it already," says Tone.