Education and Events


Level 1 Ski Movie - Ketchum 6PM - Event

December 4, 2019
Where: Warfield Distillery & Brewery

Kick winter off right with a screening of Level 1 Productions' Romance!

Details from our friends at the Warfield:

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 7:30 pm on December 4th. Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Warfield Distillery and Brewery will also include potential door prizes that anyone can win.

Stay tuned on social media to keep up with all of the prizes!
@warfield_idaho on Instagram will give you the immediate skinny on all of our door prizes.

Ticketing starts at 6 pm, so get here early to procure the best seat in the house. We will raffle off all of the items at 7:30 right before the movie.

All tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event. The $5 entry also gets you 1 free raffle ticket.

From there, 1 ticket for $5, and 5 tickets for $20
100% of the ticket proceeds go to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
All raffle prize winners must be present to accept their prizes.


Blue Light Special Promotion:

We'll be launching our 2019-20 Blue Light Special Promotion, which benefits the Avy Center. Here's the rundown:

Get a '19-'20 blue light special glass unveiled at this Kickoff event for $10 and drink bottomless pints all night. Then, whenever our blue light is on, pay $10 for bottomless pints and keep the glass (any time Ketchum gets 3" or more - look for the flashing blue light on Main St when the snow starts piling up).

Proceeds from the Blue Light Bottomless Pints goes to the Sawtooth Avalanche center throughout the 2019-2020 winter season.

We'll have the Blue Light on all night on the 4th to kick things off and generate some good snow mojo!

Homegrown Film Festival - Ketchum (2-day) - Event

December 6, 2019
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
For further information contact:
avycenterfriends@gmail.com
(208) 720-3242

Introduction to Avalanches - Sun Valley 6PM - Classroom Session

December 11, 2019
Introduction to Avalanches classroom session: 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 Saturday, December 14th.

Introduction to Avalanches - Field Day - Field Session

December 14, 2019
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' Tuesday night classroom session. There is a $40 suggested donation to the Friends of the SAC to cover instructor costs.

Introduction to Avalanches - Hailey 6PM - Classroom Session

January 16, 2020
Introduction to Avalanches classroom session: 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.

Introduction to Avalanches - Field Day - Field Session

January 18, 2020
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 the Friends of the SAC to cover instructor costs.