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January 2020

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

January 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

26 films over four nights will provide a full lineup of diverse mountain culture, travel, sport and human interest. As one of less the ten cities worldwide there will be a fourth night of films Tuesday, which includes a collection of the previous three nights lineup. Doors open at 6pm | Films start at 7pm Don't miss the raffle and silent auction raising funds for the Sawtooth Avalanche Center each night!

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February 2020

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

20th year that the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Ketchum / Sun Valley with 26 new films over four nights of adventure, culture and sport. www.TheArgyros.org for tickets. www.mountainfever.us for more show details.

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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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Digging Deeper | Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Soldier Creek Brewing Company, 509 Soldier Rd
Fairfield, ID 83327 US
+ Google Map

Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecasters for this discussion series aimed at sharpening the most important tool in your shed - YOUR BRAIN! SAC Director and Forecaster, Scott Savage, will lead a discussion on Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain. Most avalanche accident victims knew they were doing something dangerous but chose to do so anyway. Why does this happen? How can we prevent it from happening? Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Scott Savage for a presentation and discussion on decision-making in…

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Skiing the Kamchatka Peninsula

February 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Limelight Hotel Ketchum, 151 Main St S
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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A slideshow, talk, & Sawtooth Avalanche Center fundraiser. If you've never heard of Kamchatka, Russia, you're to be forgiven. Until 1990, even Russians were forbidden to enter this military zone, let alone foreigners. This large and sparsely settled volcanic peninsula lies on the far eastern edge of Russia, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean north of Japan. Join Mike Hattrup, Ketchum local, AMGA ski guide, and Fischer U.S. Product Marketing Manager as he takes you on a truly unique skier's…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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 Avalanche Rescue Course

February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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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Seguridad de Avalanchas: Cómo Prepararse | Avalanche Awareness

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CSI Blaine County Center, 1050 Fox Acres Road
Hailey, ID 83333 US
+ Google Map

Seguridad de Avalanchas: Cómo Prepararse Descripción: Si vives, trabajas o participas en deportes de nieve en Wood River Valley, debes aprender sobre los peligros de avalanchas. Esta presentación de una hora describirá qué es una avalancha, dónde ocurren y consejos sobre cómo evitar los riesgos en terreno de avalancha. ¡Consejos importantes para salvar vidas, no te lo pierdas! Ponente: Luis Alberto Lecanda Join us at the CSI Community Campus (Queen of the Hills Room 200) in Hailey, ID for a…

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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
+ Google Map

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, 2020 - February 23, 2020
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, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mountain Village Resort, ID-75
Stanley, ID 83278 US
+ Google Map

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, 2020 @ 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, 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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Digging Deeper | Ski Mountaineering & Spring Skiing

March 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ski Tek-Hansen Orthotics, 191 W Sun Valley Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
+ Google Map

Stay tuned for info on how to virtually watch our Digging Deeper Series. Mark your calendars because the show will go on! 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…

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April 2020

Digging Deeper | Confirmation Bias in the Lost River Range

April 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sturtevants of Sun Valley, 340 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
+ Google Map

Given the situation surrounding COVID-19, it's not looking like a good spring to attempt big mountain missions. But that doesn't mean you need to sit at home like a bump on a log. Take advantage of the downtime—join us for the last installment of our Digging Deeper series via Facebook Live. Local 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…

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November 2020

Live Video: Digging Deeper | Earthquakes & Avalanches: Shake It ’til You Break It

November 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Virtually watch our Digging Deeper Series on Zoom LIVE! Mark your calendars because the show will go on - online. By using the live webinar Zoom platform, our team can interact with the audience for live questions and answers through the presentation. Join Ben VandenBos from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center for a discussion of the events and avalanches surrounding the March 31, 2020 earthquake in Idaho. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. Thank…

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December 2020

Live Video: Digging Deeper | Websites & Technology Update

December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Virtually watch our 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. Join Chris Lundy from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center to learn about the latest SAC website tools to help you plan your day and stay safe in the backcountry. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. Thank you to the Ski-Doo Action Motorsports for…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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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Introduction to Avalanches | Online Presentation

December 17, 2020 @ 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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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

December 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Live Video: Digging Deeper | La Niña: Boom or Bust?

December 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Virtually watch our 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. Join Ethan Davis from the Sawtooth Avalanche Center to learn about the basics of La Niña and how it affects winter weather in southern Idaho. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. Thank you to the Warfield in Ketchum for hosting this free…

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January 2021

Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

January 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

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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Live Video: Digging Deeper | Local Professional Avalanche Rescue: Who, Where, When, How

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

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. We'll hear from Miles Canfield (Ketchum Fire Department), Terry O'Connor (St Luke's Emergency Physician), and other key players and resources in the local organized rescue community. You'll learn about how local organized rescue works and - most importantly - how you can optimize their ability to help you. Thank…

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Homegrown Film Festival

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual

FOSTERING CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, AND EDUCATION All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center Buy tickets and enter raffle here! Our philosophy is in the name. Produced by F11 Films, Homegrown Film Festival is a celebration of the cinematic and athletic achievement of people who call this place home. The festival showcases the work of our celebrities and professionals, while also giving a platform to local youth and up-and-comers – and it does so in support of our local…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 8 - January 10
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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 9 @ 8:00 am - January 10 @ 5:00 pm
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

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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Introduction to Avalanches | Online Presentation

January 14 @ 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 15 - January 17
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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 16 - January 17
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

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 16 @ 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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Sun Valley Guides Avalanche Rescue Course

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun Valley Guides, 650 N. Main Street
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
+ Google Map

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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Live Video: Digging Deeper | Group Management for Motorized Users

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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. Motorized backcountry riding is a dynamic day. It's our responsibility to care for our team, and have a high level of situational awareness. This presentation will talk about group management. Pro riders and avalanche educators, Duncan and Travis, will describe ways to move your team through the backcountry safely…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 22 - January 24
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, Niece Ave
Stanley, ID 83278 United States
+ Google Map

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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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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map

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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Live Video: Digging Deeper | Beyond Human Factors

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644 We've all learned that human factors are often the main cause of avalanche accidents. So what can we do about it? Join Chris Lundy of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center for a discussion going beyond the human factors. 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. Thank you to McU Sports of Boise for hosting…

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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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map

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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Live Video: Digging Deeper | Deep and Persistent Slab Avalanches

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644 Join Scott Savage of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center for an in-depth discussion of deep and persistent slab avalanches. 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 here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644 When: Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30pm Where: Comfort of your home! Watch the live presentation via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87165998644

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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
+ Google Map

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
+ Google Map

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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