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January 2022

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 21 - January 23
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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Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 22 - January 23
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Our Level 1 course will look a little different this season, but will provide the same amount of education. There will be some required self-paced online learning to be completed prior to getting outside in the field together. We will also have some Zoom meetings to review gear, discuss the online material, and get you prepared for the field days. While we will miss our traditional in-classroom learning, we're excited to be spending even more time in the mountains teaching…

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Digging Deeper | Winter Storms in Idaho

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644 Join us Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30 PM for the Digging Deeper Series about Winter Storms in Idaho. When does the Wood River Valley get snow? What are the snowiest mountains in our region and why? Join SAC forecaster, Ethan Davis, to learn the answers to these questions and some basics about winter storms in Idaho. Virtually watch the Digging Deeper Series on Zoom LIVE! By using the live webinar Zoom platform, our team can interact with…

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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course – Boise

January 28 - January 30
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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Avalanche Rescue Course

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Are you looking to learn how to the use that expensive piece of machinery that you carry everyday in the backcountry? Whether you are new to the backcountry or looking to hone in/improve your skills, this is the course to learn everything you need to know about your avalanche transceiver (beacon)! Knowing how to execute an avalanche rescue is an essential skill to have before entering the backcountry. It’s important to develop an internal checklist in your brain, to be…

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February 2022

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 4 - February 6
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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Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 5 - February 6
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Our Level 1 course will look a little different this season, but will provide the same amount of education. There will be some required self-paced online learning to be completed prior to getting outside in the field together. We will also have some Zoom meetings to review gear, discuss the online material, and get you prepared for the field days. While we will miss our traditional in-classroom learning, we're excited to be spending even more time in the mountains teaching…

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Avalanche Awareness | Boise

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
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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AIARE Avalanche Level 2 Course

February 18 - February 20
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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Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 19 - February 20
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Our Level 1 course will look a little different this season, but will provide the same amount of education. There will be some required self-paced online learning to be completed prior to getting outside in the field together. We will also have some Zoom meetings to review gear, discuss the online material, and get you prepared for the field days. While we will miss our traditional in-classroom learning, we're excited to be spending even more time in the mountains teaching…

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March 2022

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

March 11 - March 13
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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