Education and Events



Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness Classroom - Meridian - Classroom Session

December 6, 2016
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness Classroom - Pinehurst - Classroom Session

December 7, 2016
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

SMG - Backcountry Skills Course (3-day) - Stanley

December 9, 2016
Using a combination of field-based learning and indoor presentations, we'll cover trip planning, avalanche safety and companion rescue, backcountry equipment use and repair, as well as uphill and downhill ski/travel techniques.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness Classroom - Moscow - Classroom Session

December 9, 2016
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness Classroom - Lewiston - Classroom Session

December 14, 2016
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Basics - Ketchum - Classroom Session

December 15, 2016
Ernest Hemingway Elem. School, 111 8th St W, Ketchum, ID
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A 2 hour presentation introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. $10 suggested donation, no preregistration required. An optional field session ($40 suggested donation) will be held Saturday, December 17th.

Avalanche Basics Field Session - Field Session

December 17, 2016
SNRA Headquarters - 5 Northfork Canyon Rd, Ketchum, ID
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The field session introduces avalanche rescue, avalanche formation, snow stability, and safe travel concepts. Attendance at classroom session and preregistration are required. $40 suggested donation.

Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness Classroom - Pocatello - Classroom Session

December 22, 2016
Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Island Park (2 day)

December 30, 2016
December 30th at 6:30PM Island Park - Ponds Lodge (3757 N. Hwy 20) Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
December 31st at 9AM Island Park - Field location TBD Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Backcountry Film Festival - Hailey - Classroom Session

January 3, 2017
Backcountry Film Festival with a gear raffle benefitting the Sawtooth Avalanche Center. Doors open at 6pm, films start at 7. Tickets and more information at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/495124.

Avalanche Basics - Hailey - Classroom Session

January 5, 2017
Wood River High School Performing Arts Theater - Hailey Community Campus
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A 2 hour presentation introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain. $10 suggested donation, no preregistration required. An optional field session ($40 suggested donation) will be held Saturday, January 7th.

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Sandpoint (2 day)

January 6, 2017
Jan 6th - 6pm Sandpoint, Sandpoint Marine & Motorsports Avalanche Awareness Presentation (2 hours)
Jan 7th - 9am Sandpoint, Trestle Creek Parking Lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

SMG AIARE Level 1 Course (3 day) - Stanley

January 6, 2017
This 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.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Preston (2 day)

January 6, 2017
January 6th at 6:30PM Preston - Robinson Bldg (Franklin County Fair Grounds) Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
January 7th at 9AM Preston - Copenhagen Parking lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Basics Field Session - Field Session

January 7, 2017
Sawtooth National Rec Area, 5 Northfork Canyon Rd, Ketchum
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The field session introduces avalanche rescue, avalanche formation, snow stability, and safe travel concepts. Attendance at classroom session and preregistration are required. $40 suggested donation.

SMG Avalanche Awareness - Boise - Classroom Session

January 11, 2017
REI Boise: The REI-AIARE Avalanche Awareness Workshop target audience is the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

SMG AIARE Level 1 Course (3 day) - Stanley

January 13, 2017
This 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.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Boise (2 day)

January 13, 2017
January 13th at 6:30PM Meridian - Snake River Yamaha Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
January 14th at 9AM Cascade - Warm Lake Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

SMG AIARE Level 1 Course (3 day) - Stanley

January 20, 2017
This 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.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Idaho Falls (2 day)

January 20, 2017
January 20th at 6:30PM Idaho Falls - East Region Office Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
January 21st at 9AM Idaho Falls - Bone Rd Parking lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Motorized Level 1 Class - Fairfield - Classroom Session

January 20, 2017
Classroom session for a Motorized Level 1 class. Contact the Sawtooth Avalanche Center at info@sawtoothavalanche.com for more information.

Motorized Level 1 Class - Fairfield - Field Session

January 21, 2017
Field session for a Motorized Level 1 class. Contact the Sawtooth Avalanche Center at info@sawtoothavalanche.com for more information.

Motorized Level 1 Class - Fairfield - Field Session

January 22, 2017
Field session for a Motorized Level 1 class. Contact the Sawtooth Avalanche Center at info@sawtoothavalanche.com for more information.

SMG AIARE Level 1 Course (3 day) - Stanley

January 27, 2017
This 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.

More Info:
getaway@sawtoothguides.com
http://sawtoothguides.com/

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Coeur d'Alene (2 day)

January 27, 2017
Jan 27th - 6pm Coeur d'Alene, IDPR North Region Office Avalanche Awareness Presentation (2 hours)
Jan 28th - 9am Coeur d'Alene, 4th of July Parking Lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Cascade (2 day)

January 27, 2017
January 27th at 6:30PM Cascade - Valley County Emergency Operations Center Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
January 28th at 9AM Cascade - Warm Lake Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Pocatello (2 day)

February 3, 2017
February 3rd at 6:30PM Pocatello - USFS/BLM Bldg. (4350 South Cliffs Dr.) Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
February 4th at 9AM Pocatello - Crystal Summit Parking lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Grangeville (2 day)

February 3, 2017
Feb 3rd - 6pm Grangeville, Idaho County SAR Building Avalanche Awareness Presentation (2 hours)
Feb 4th - 9am Grangeville, Fish Creek Parking Lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Moscow (2 day)

February 10, 2017
Feb 10th - 6pm Moscow, Revolution Motorsports Avalanche Awareness Presentation (2 hours)
Feb 11th - 9am Elk River Snowmobile Parking Lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Sun Valley (2 day)

February 10, 2017
February 10th at 6:30PM Sun Valley - Elkhorn Fire Station (100 Arrowleaf Rd) Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
February 11th at 9AM Sun Valley - Baker Creek Parking lot Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

Avalanche Awareness & Companion Rescue Clinic - Driggs (2 day)

February 17, 2017
February 17th at 6PM Driggs - Teton County Fire - Station 1 (911 N. Hwy 33) Avalanche Awareness PowerPoint (2 hours)
February 18th at 9AM Driggs - Horseshoe Canyon Avalanche Awareness Companion Rescue (6 hours)

Since avalanches are the number one cause of snowmobile fatalities in the west, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is presenting a free Snowmobile Based Avalanche Awareness course near you. These practical and popular classes familiarize the winter backcountry enthusiast with hazard recognition and techniques for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

more info here

SVT - Level 1 Avalanche Fundamentals (3 day)

February 18, 2017
Level 1 Avalanche Fundamentals for Backcountry Skiers and Snowboarders:
This intensive 3-day (24 hour) course is a comprehensive introduction to avalanche phenomena as it relates to backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The course format will emphasize practical avalanche awareness and safety measures through hands-on learning. The entire backcountry course will be based in Ketchum and the field portion in the mountains of the Wood River headwaters. The course format will comprise a mix of classroom theory and field practice while ski touring and evaluating avalanche terrain. Students will receive a certification for completion of a Level 1 Avalanche Training Course as outlined by the American Avalanche Association.
Course text included.

Rate: $395/person
Call (208)788-1966 for details.