Following Thursday’s helo orientation on the CG base, 3 KISAR members flew up to the KISAR training hut on Friday to assess snow conditions and prepare a training scenario. On Saturday the USCG Air Station Kodiak flew a KISAR team to the site in a call-out simulation to recover an injured skier. KISAR members practiced deployment from both H-60 and H-65 aircraft and used both the rescue basket and litter for hoists. Following the scenario with the USCG, KISAR members trained with Blaine Smith of the Alaska Avalanche School in ice ax and crampon use and safety, setting up a fixed line on a steep snow slope to reach an injured subject, and then to lower the subject off the slope. As the weather deteriorated in the afternoon, all members traveled down out of the mountains on ski, snowshoe, and foot to reach the road. We would like to offer a huge thanks to the USCG Air Station Kodiak and Blaine Smith for a fun, productive and informative training!