Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center (SAC) is a non-profit organization that provides over 50% of our local avalanche center’s annual funding. Our mission is to support the SAC and promote life-saving avalanche safety information, education and outreach throughout central Idaho. Join us in driving our mission forward, realizing our vision, and building the best avalanche center in the West. The Friends of SAC operate under 501 (c)(3) guidelines.

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The cold temps and snow-tipped peaks are beckoning us to the backcountry. So, now we just need more of the white gold. And, we need your continued support! The Friends of the SAC provide over half of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center’s annual operating budget – that it a HUGE deal! YOUR donations support our fearsome foursome of forecasters who produce those fact-filled daily advisories that we all rely upon all winter. YOU help pay for the ever-evolving, extremely informative SAC website. And, YOUR support helps provide essential educational outreach to our community. YOU are our FRIENDS! Take advantage of our avy classes, participate in our fundraising events, and consider becoming a Friend and make a donation today. The Sawtooth Avalanche Center truly is a community effort, and any contribution, large or small, could save a life!

Thank you for your support!
Steph Eisenbarth, Executive Director

Executive Director

Stephanie Eisenbarth

Education Coordinator

Stacey Ward

Media Coordinator

Amy David


Steve Butler

Vice President

Ryan Guess


Travis Vandenburgh


Erin Zell

Board Members

Bryan Baird
WC Skooter Gardiner III
Frank Gould
Megan Stevenson


Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center

PO Box 2669
Ketchum, ID 83340