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October 2019

Ascent Slide Show: Storytelling from Sawtooths & Beyond

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whiskey Jacques, 251 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Black Diamond and Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal are proud to present- The Slideshow, Sun Valley, ID Wed, Oct 23rd 7pm-9pm (doors at 6) Tickets $15 online, or at the door Whiskey Jacques https://bpt.me/4403637 21+ Come join the backcountry ski community to celebrate the coming of winter with photo and video presentations from some of the hardest working trail breakers around. Enjoy a cold beer, inspirational images and tall tales from adventures in the Sawtooths and beyond. Presenters include: Former Powderwhore…

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December 2019

Winter Kickoff Ski Movie & Blue Light Launch Party

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Warfield Distillery & Brewery, 280 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Help us kick winter off right with a screening of Level 1 Productions' Romance to help us support Sawtooth Avalanche Center. This year we are working with a few of our more snow oriented neighbors to help raise money for the Sawtooth Avy Center. Surefoot Sun Valley and Door 2 Door Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery have generously donated items that will raffle off before the ski movie at 7:30pm on December 4th. Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Warfield Distillery and…

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Winter Ski Movie Kickoff & Blue Light Launch Party

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Warfield Distillery & Brewery, 280 Main St N
Ketchum, ID 83340 US
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Help us kick winter off right with a screening of Level 1 Productions’ Romance to help us support Sawtooth Avalanche Center! This year we are working with a few of our more snow oriented neighbors to help raise money for the Sawtooth Avy Center. Surefoot and Door 2 Door Ski & Snowboard Rental Delivery have generously donated items that will raffle off after the ski movie at 7:30pm on December 4th. Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Warfield Distillery and Brewery will…

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Digging Deeper | Spatial Variability – Problems & Danger

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sawtooth Brewery Public House, 631 Warm Springs 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! Forecaster, Ethan Davis, will lead a discussion on the spatial variability of avalanche problems and danger. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Cold beer will be flowing and delicious food ready to order. Topic: Spacial Variability - Problems and Danger When: Dec. 5th at 6:30pm Where: Sawtooth…

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Homegrown Film Festival

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center are back with the 3rd Homegrown Film Festival. Two nights of different films, food, fun, brews, mega raffle, revelry and all your friends and mountain family. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 $15 Blaine County Students/ $20 Adults Food Truck Fun starts at 5 PM Theater Doors open 6PM | Films start 7PM sharp Tickets on sale online ONLY at The Argyros https://theargyros.org Last year’s…

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Homegrown Film Festival

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center are back with the 3rd Homegrown Film Festival. Two nights of different films, food, fun, brews, mega raffle, revelry and all your friends and mountain family. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 $15 Blaine County Students/ $20 Adults Food Truck Fun starts at 5 PM Theater Doors open 6PM | Films start 7PM sharp Tickets on sale online ONLY at The Argyros https://theargyros.org Last year’s…

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Homegrown Film Festival

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Argyros Ketchum, ID US + Google Map

The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center are back with the 3rd Homegrown Film Festival. Two nights of different films, food, fun, brews, mega raffle, revelry and all your friends and mountain family. All proceeds benefit the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7 $15 Blaine County Students/ $20 Adults Food Truck Fun starts at 5 PM Theater Doors open 6PM | Films start 7PM sharp Tickets on sale online ONLY at The Argyros https://theargyros.org Last year’s…

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Introduction to Avalanches

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Community School theatre in Sun Valley 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 on Saturday, December 14th.

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Field Day: Introduction to Avalanches

December 14, 2019 @ 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' Wednesday night classroom session. There is a $40 suggested donation to…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course

December 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Digging Deeper | The Powder Express – Atmospheric Rivers

January 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Mint: Hailey, Idaho, 116 S Main St
Hailey, ID 83333 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, Ethan Davis, will lead a discussion on The Powder Express - Atmospheric Rivers. What is an atmospheric river? How do they form and what's the impact on our local weather and avalanche conditions? Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is free! Topic: Atmospheric Rivers When: Jan. 2nd at…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course – Hut Based

January 3 - January 5
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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Magic Valley Snowmobile Club | Avalanche Presentation

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gertie’s Brick Oven Cookery, 602 2nd Ave S
Twin Falls, ID 83301-7103 US
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Magic Valley Snowmobile Club and the Sawtooth Avalanche Center will join forces at the club meeting on Jan. 7, 2020 at Gertie's in Twin Falls. The presentation will cover the what the avalanche center offers, a Daily Flow of traveling in avalanche terrain, how to identify the five reg flags, and an overview of how public motorized users can submit observations to the avalanche center. Jeremy Lato will be sharing his experience as a backcountry snowmobiler and advice as the…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course – Hut Based

January 10 - January 12
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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Digging Deeper | Effects of Ski Compaction

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Backwoods Mountain Sports, 711 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! SAC Director and Forecaster, Scott Savage, will lead a discussion on The Effects of Ski Compaction. Does ski traffic make slopes less likely to avalanche? How many tracks are “enough”? Join Sawtooth Avalanche Center forecaster Scott Savage for a discussion on how ski traffic and compaction impacts snow stability. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information…

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Introduction to Avalanches

January 16 @ 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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Digging Deeper | Effects of Ski Compaction

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Backwoods Mountain Sports, 711 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! SAC Director and Forecaster, Scott Savage, will lead a discussion on The Effects of Ski Compaction. Does ski traffic make slopes less likely to avalanche? How many tracks are “enough”? Join the conversation on how ski traffic and compaction impacts snow stability. Better understand the strengths and limitations of the information in the Avalanche Forecast. This event is…

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides AIARE Level 1 Course

January 17 - January 19
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 @ 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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