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January 2021

Introduction to Avalanches | Online Presentation

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sawtooth Avalanche Center Ketchum, ID 83340 US + 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 ONLINE event streaming live…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 29 - January 31
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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To reduce the risk of COVID transmission, SMG Avalanche Courses for the 2020-21 winter season will be primarily field-based (not a bad thing!). Participants should plan on a few hours of online learning before the course. During our brief time indoors, participants will be required to wear a mask and social distance. 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,…

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Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Course

January 30 - January 31
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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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

January 30 @ 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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February 2021

Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

February 1 @ 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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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

February 5 - February 7
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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To reduce the risk of COVID transmission, SMG Avalanche Courses for the 2020-21 winter season will be primarily field-based (not a bad thing!). Participants should plan on a few hours of online learning before the course. During our brief time indoors, participants will be required to wear a mask and social distance. 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,…

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Sun Valley Guides A3 Motorized Level 1

February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Our Motorized Level 1 is a 3 day course that provides an introduction to avalanche risk management for motorized users. The structure of the class, and structure of each riding day, is based on The Daily Flow.  Learning will occur through a mix of an online session and three days of field practice.  This course follows the guidelines for Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Training as  established by the American Avalanche Association (A3).  

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Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

February 15 @ 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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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 18 @ 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 19 - February 21
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
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To reduce the risk of COVID transmission, SMG Avalanche Courses for the 2020-21 winter season will be primarily field-based (not a bad thing!). Participants should plan on a few hours of online learning before the course. During our brief time indoors, participants will be required to wear a mask and social distance. 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…

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Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 20 - February 21
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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Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Course

February 27 - February 28
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 2021

Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

March 1 @ 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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Sun Valley Guides Level 1 Avalanche Course

March 6 - March 7
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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Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

March 8 @ 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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