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January 2020

Digging Deeper | 2018-19 Deep Slab Cycle

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Elephant’s Perch, 280 East Ave
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! A widespread deep slab avalanche cycle occurred in the winter 2018-19. Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Ben VandenBos for a description of the conditions that led up to the cycle, his efforts to document the avalanches that occurred, and how he managed the hazard presented by the deep slab problem in his personal skiing. Better understand the strengths…

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Avalanche Awareness in Boise

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Bogus Basin at the downtown Bogus Basin office location (2600 Bogus Basin Rd, Boise ID, 83702) for a 1.5-hour Avalanche Awareness presentation based on the Know Before You Go platform, introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. SheJumps and Bogus Basin Ski Resort are co-hosts of the event which is open to men, women and children! $5 suggested donation for Bogus pass holders & $10…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 31 - February 2
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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Learn the key elements of making sound decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. This AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught…

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - February 1 @ 7:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - February 4 @ 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

26 films over four nights will provide a full lineup of diverse mountain culture, travel, sport and human interest. As one of less the ten cities worldwide there will be a fourth night of films Tuesday, which includes a collection of the previous three nights lineup. Doors open at 6pm | Films start at 7pm Don't miss the raffle and silent auction raising funds for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center each night!

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February 2020

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of avalanche rescue so you can save your partner’s life if the unimaginable happens. The AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 2 Course

February 7 - February 9
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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For advanced backcountry skiers and riders venturing deeper into the backcountry. The AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course – Analyzing Snow Stability & Avalanche Hazard is for advanced backcountry skiers and riders, especially those who venture deeper into the backcountry or recreate in areas without a local avalanche bulletin. The AIARE Level 2 was recently shortened to three days and re-designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students. Based on new guidelines from the American Avalanche Association, there are now separate tracks for recreational…

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Digging Deeper | Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Soldier Creek Brewing Company, 509 Soldier Rd
Fairfield, ID 83327 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! SAC Director and Forecaster, Scott Savage, will lead a discussion on Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain. Most avalanche accident victims knew they were doing something dangerous but chose to do so anyway. Why does this happen? How can we prevent it from happening? Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Scott Savage for a presentation and discussion on decision-making in…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

February 14 - February 16
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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Learn the key elements of making sound decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. This AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course – Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain course will teach you trip planning and preparation, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, observational techniques for snowpack, weather, and avalanches, terrain analysis, safe travel techniques, and decision-making fundamentals. Students will also learn the elements of companion avalanche rescue and practice using realistic scenarios. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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Learn the fundamentals of avalanche rescue so you can save your partner’s life if the unimaginable happens. The AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand-alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of best practices in rescue techniques and gear. New participants will learn the basics of companion rescue, while return participants will expand their skill set with advanced topics and realistic scenario practice to help improve their skills after the…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 2 Course

February 21 - February 23
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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For advanced backcountry skiers and riders venturing deeper into the backcountry. The AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course – Analyzing Snow Stability & Avalanche Hazard is for advanced backcountry skiers and riders, especially those who venture deeper into the backcountry or recreate in areas without a local avalanche bulletin. The AIARE Level 2 was recently shortened to three days and re-designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced recreational students. Based on new guidelines from the American Avalanche Association, there are now separate tracks for recreational…

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Digging Deeper | Using the Forecast for Decision Making

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mountain Village Resort, ID-75
Stanley, ID 83278 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! Forecaster, Chris Lundy, will lead a discussion on Using the Forecast for Backcountry Decision Making. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Topic: Using the Forecast for Backcountry Decision Making When: Feb. 26th at 6:30pm Where: Mountain Village - Stanley

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March 2020

Digging Deeper | Using the Forecast for Decision Making

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Idaho Mountain Touring, 1310 W Main St
Boise, ID 83702 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! Forecaster, Chris Lundy, will lead a discussion on Using the Forecast for Backcountry Decision Making. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Topic: Using the Forecast for Backcountry Decision Making When: March 11th at 6:30pm Where: Idaho Mountain Touring - Boise

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Avalanche Science REC1+ (AIARE1 + AIARE RESCUE) with WWA Staff

March 12 - March 15
Mores Creek Summit, Idaho, USA, Mores Creek Summit ID United States + Google Map
US$500

This is a one in a kind outdoors learning experience! Course participants get to learn about safe travel in avalanche terrain and avalanche victim rescue with Boise's Winter Wildlands Alliance staff. This course includes AIARE 1 and the AIARE Rescue module integrated into Avalanche Science's REC1+ course. Prerequisite: Able to ski powder snow and familiar with ski touring (on skis or split-board) equipment. Pre-course material: 4-hour online Course Format: 32 hours (4-day). One day of the classroom with three days of fieldwork and backcountry ski touring. REC1+…

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Avalanche Science REC1+ (AIARE 1 + AIARE Rescue)

March 19 - March 22
Mores Creek Summit, Idaho, USA, Mores Creek Summit ID United States + Google Map
US$0500

Course space is limited. Register ASAP to reserve your space. Avalanche Science courses are closed with 6 participants.  This 4-day REC1+ course for a maximum of six participants. This course includes AIARE 1 and the AIARE Rescue module integrated into Avalanche Science's REC1+ course. Prerequisite: Able to ski powder snow and familiar with ski touring (on skis or split-board) equipment. Pre-course material: 4-hour online Course Format: 32 hours (4-day). One day of the classroom with three days of fieldwork and backcountry ski touring. REC1+ Course…

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Digging Deeper | Ski Mountaineering & Spring Skiing

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ski Tek-Hansen Orthotics, 191 W Sun Valley Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! Forecaster, Ben VandenBos, will lead a discussion on Ski Mountaineering and Spring Skiing. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Topic: Ski Mountaineering and Spring Skiing When: March 25th at 6:30pm Where: Ski Tek - Ketchum

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April 2020

Digging Deeper | Confirmation Bias in the Lost River Range

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sturtevants of Sun Valley, 340 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! Backcountry ski guide, Jonathan Pruess, will lead a discussion on Confirmation Bias in the Lost River Range. In the spring of 2019, local skiers Jon Preuss and Sam Linnett had a close call when they triggered a large avalanche in the Lost River Range. Join JP, Sam, and Scott Savage from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center for a moderated…

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