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December 2019

Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

December 14 @ 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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Digging Deeper | Understanding Weak Layers

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ketchum Innovation Center, 180 W 6th St.
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, Chris Lundy, will lead a discussion on weak layers. How and why do they form? Where do they form? How long can they persist? Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Cold beer will be provided by Sawtooth Brewing Company. Topic: Weak Layers When: Dec. 18th at…

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January 2020

Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course – Hut Based

January 3, 2020 - January 5, 2020
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 Level 1 Course – Hut Based

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020
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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Introduction to Avalanches

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater in the Community Campus 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. There is a $10 suggested donation, no preregistration required. An optional field session ($40 suggested donation) will be held Saturday, January 18th.

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 17, 2020 - January 19, 2020
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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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

January 18, 2020 @ 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 classroom session. There is a $40 suggested donation to…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020
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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Avalanche Awareness in Boise

January 30, 2020 @ 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. $5 suggested donation for Bogus pass holders & $10 suggested donation for the general public to go towards the Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
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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February 2020

Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 2 Course

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
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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AAA Level 1 and Rescue for Snowmobile Riders

February 20, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Mores Creek Summit, Idaho, USA, Mores Creek Summit ID United States + Google Map
US$500

This course includes AAA-Level 1 motorized curriculum and the AAA Rescue module. Instructor: Christopher Mayer, Pro-snowmobile rider with AAA PRO Credentials Prerequisite: Have snowmobile, avalanche rescue equipment, and it is experienced in off-trail snowmobile travel. Pre-course material: 4-hour online Course Format: 32 hours (4-day). One day of the classroom with three days of fieldwork and backcountry snowmobile travel. Course Fee: USD$500 per person. Course participants are limited to a maximum of six. Learning Outcomes for the AAA Level 1 Module: Gain an understanding of avalanche beacon…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 20, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - February 23, 2020
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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March 2020

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

March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020
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, 2020 - March 22, 2020
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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