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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As warmer temperatures bring a close to this bizarre winter season, and we continue to adjust our lives to the impact of the global pandemic, our team would like to say “THANK YOU” for the incredible support we’ve received from our local community.

We have been reflecting on the continued growth and success of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, including amazing community gatherings at our educational and fundraising events, adding a fourth forecasting position to almost double the forecast coverage area, and launching a new website platform. These achievements would not be possible without YOU! The Sawtooth Avalanche Center truly is a community effort, and we are grateful for your support!

We wish you a happy, healthy summer season, and look forward to reconnecting with you when the snow returns to the mountain peaks!


The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center

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