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December 2021

Homegrown Film Festival

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Performing Arts Center, 120 Main St South, Ketchum, ID 83340, The Argyros Performing Arts Center, 120 Main St South, Ketchum, ID 83340 + Google Map

Homegrown Film Festival presented by Bex Wilkinson and The Marshall Frankel Foundation Homegrown is celebrating its 5th birthday with a huge shout out of gratitude to all the athletes, film makers, organizations, companies, individuals, and attendees who have made this such a dynamic gathering of our mountain tribe and community. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Get your tickets here: https://theargyros.org/calendar/homegrown-film-festival-4/ The Homegrown crew welcomes everyone to participate in the festivities at the 5pm matinee…

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Introduction to Avalanches | Online Presentation

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Join us for a 2-hour presentation based on the Know Before You Go platform, introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. Learn from the Friends of SAC instructor team of snow experts, mountain guides, and experienced avalanche educators. We invite everyone to tune in if you're learning about avalanches for the first time or are a seasoned backcountry user ready for a yearly refresher. This presentation will be an ONLINE event streaming live…

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Avalanche Training at Carl’s Cycles in Boise

December 9 @ 6:30 pm
Carl’s Cycle Sales, 5550 W State St
Boise, 83703 United States
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Exclusive hands-on avy training provided by the Sawtooth Avalanche Center at Carl’s Cycle Sales. Plus, in-store discounts! More details to come, but SAVE THE DATE!

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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Avalanche Center Ketchum, ID 83340 US + Google Map

The location is TBD but generally, we spend the day near the SNRA and Galena Pass. Join the Friends of the SAC instructors for a field day covering avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering, avalanche terrain identification, and other basic snow and avalanche concepts. This field class is a great way to get your feet "wet" before you take a L1 class! Sign up for the class at the Friends' Thursday night online session. There is a $40 suggested donation to…

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Digging Deeper | Are We Taking Too Much Risk?

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644 Whether we realize it or not, we're likely taking more risk in the backcountry than we were 10-20 years ago. Here's why, and what we can do about it. Join Chris Lundy from the SAC to discuss is risk on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30pm. Virtually watch the Digging Deeper Series on Zoom LIVE! By using the live webinar Zoom platform, our team can interact with the audience for live questions and answers through the presentation. Watch…

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AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

December 18
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$175

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 course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will…

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January 2022

Introduction to Avalanches | Online Presentation

January 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Join us for a 2-hour presentation based on the Know Before You Go platform, introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. Learn from the Friends of SAC instructor team of snow experts, mountain guides, and experienced avalanche educators. We invite everyone to tune in if you're learning about avalanches for the first time or are a seasoned backcountry user ready for a yearly refresher. This presentation will be an ONLINE event streaming live…

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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

January 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Avalanche Center Ketchum, ID 83340 US + Google Map

The location is TBD but generally, we spend the day near the SNRA and Galena Pass. Join the Friends of the SAC instructors for a field day covering avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering, avalanche terrain identification, and other basic snow and avalanche concepts. This field class is a great way to get your feet "wet" before you take a L1 class! Sign up for the class at the Friends' Thursday night online session. There is a $40 suggested donation to…

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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

January 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtooth Avalanche Center Ketchum, ID 83340 US + Google Map

The location is TBD but generally, we spend the day near the SNRA and Galena Pass. Join the Friends of the SAC instructors for a field day covering avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering, avalanche terrain identification, and other basic snow and avalanche concepts. This field class is a great way to get your feet "wet" before you take a L1 class! Sign up for the class at the Friends' Thursday night online session. There is a $40 suggested donation to…

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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 14, 2022 - January 16, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$505

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 by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 21, 2022 - January 23, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$505

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 by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course – Boise

January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$505

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 by AIARE Qualified Instructors. This is a Boise based course that…

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February 2022

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 4, 2022 - February 6, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$505

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 by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

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Avalanche Awareness | Boise

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD, TBD + Google Map

Join us for a 2-hour presentation based on the Know Before You Go platform, introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. Learn from the Friends of SAC instructor team of snow experts, mountain guides, and experienced avalanche educators. We invite everyone to tune in if you're learning about avalanches for the first time or are a seasoned backcountry user ready for a yearly refresher. This presentation will be an in-person event in Boise.…

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AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 17, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map
$175

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 course. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional coaching their rescue skills and will…

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AIARE Avalanche Level 2 Course

February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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$505

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 builds on the introductory avalanche hazard management model introduced in the AIARE Level 1 and adds to it the evaluation of critical hazard assessment factors. In the classroom, you will learn about mountain weather and key snowpack processes. During field tours you…

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Avalanche Awareness Week

February 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The goal of Avalanche Awareness Week is to highlight avalanche resources, opportunities, and ongoing education and safety. We look forward to highlighting our key opportunities and events during this week. Stay tuned for more information. Donations can be made on www.sawtoothavalanche.com (click the donate button) or via Venmo @sawtooth-avalanche. Thank you!

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March 2022

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

March 11, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map
$505

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 by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

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