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WA backcountry skiing course?

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I'm interested in getting into ski touring and backcountry skiing. What's a guide service that offers a course that covers avalanche safety (probably just an AIARE 1) and touring in Washington for a decent price?  Also I'm only 16 so that might be an issue with some services.

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Google washington AIARE to find a class. I did earlier today. Thought my age might be an issue too. I'm 66.

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If you're an REI member many of the stores have classes in back country and avalanche safety.  If you're not a member it's only a few bucks to join ($20?) and the membership lasts for the rest of your life.  I joined in 1967 ($5) and I'm still using my membership.

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I think you could also join the Washington alpine club.

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