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February 2020

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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Motorized Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 21 - February 23
Wood River Valley
$275

This 2.5 day Level 1 Avalanche Course is specifically geared towards motorized users—snowmobilers and snowbikers. You'll learn the basics of avalanche safety, making sound decisions while traveling through avalanche terrain, and how to perform an avalanche rescue. This class is hosted by the Sawtooth Avalanche Center and the Friends of the SAC and will be taught by SAC staff and instructors from Six Points Avalanche Education. The course will be held in the Wood River Valley with field days in…

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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! Checking the daily Avalanche Forecast is only the first step in safely riding the backcountry. Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Chris Lundy for a discussion on how the forecast fits into the broader context of making good decisions in avalanche terrain. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free!…

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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! Checking the daily Avalanche Forecast is only the first step in safely riding the backcountry. Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Chris Lundy for a discussion on how the forecast fits into the broader context of making good decisions in avalanche terrain. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free!…

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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! Ski Mountaineering presents a unique set of hazards and challenges. Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Ben VandenBos for a discussion of how to identify and manage some of these hazards when you are stepping out into more consequential terrain in the spring - particularly when there isn't an avalanche forecast available. Better understand the strengths and limitations of…

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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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