Be Avalanche Aware

Be prepared and have the knowledge before you travel in the backcountry.

  1. Does you group have the skills, knowledge and training to travel in avalanche terrain?

  2. Are you carrying beacons, shovels and probes?

  3. Can you self-rescue? Do you have a plan?

  4. Do you know the emergency number?

  5. Have you checked the current avalanche advisory and weather forecast?

  6. Have you checked out with someone?

  7. Do you have any other route options?
Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 17 - 20, 2018
    Location: Sandpoint, ID & Schweitzer Mountain Resort
    Cost: $350
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 31 - February 3, 2018
    Location: REI Spokane & Lookout Pass Ski Area
    Cost: $350
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1 (Snowmobile specific)
    Dates: February 21 - 24, 2018
    Location: Sandpoint, ID & Trestle Creek Snowmobile Lot
    Cost: $350
More info:
(208) 263-5111
http://idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ipac-avalanche-level-1-courses/



Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education
  • AIARE Level 1
    Dates: January 6 - January 8 2018
    Location: Flatiron Mountain, MT
    Cost: $335 member / $345 non-member

  • Youth Specific AIARE Level 1 (16-25yr only)
    Dates: January 13 - January 15 2018
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $335 member / $345 non-member

  • Women's Specific AIARE Level 1
    Dates: January 19 - January 21 2018
    Location: Flatiron Mountain, MT
    Cost: $410 (SheJumps exclusive, includes lodging)

  • AIARE Level 1
    Dates: February 24 - February 26 2018
    Location: Downing Mountain Lodge, Hamilton, MT
    Cost: $535 member / $545 non-member (includes lodging)

  • AIARE Level 2
    Dates: February 28 - March 2 2018
    Location: Downing Mountain Lodge, Hamilton, MT
    Cost: $535 member, $545 non-member (includes lodging)

  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue (new for 17/18)
    Dates: February 27, 2018
    Location: Downing Mountain Lodge, Hamilton, MT
    Cost: $180 member, $200 non-member
More info:
928.351.SOLE (7653)
info@soleexperiences.org
http://soleexperiences.org/product/sole-aiare-level-1/



Selkirk Powder
  • Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January, 11-14 2018
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge & Schweitzer Fire Station, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $349
More info:
(208) 263-6959
http://selkirkpowder.com/avalanche-courses/



NIC Campus Recreation
  • Avalanche Awareness Clinic
    Dates: December 6 5:30-8:30pm, December 9 2017 6am-4pm
    Location: McLain Hall Outdoor Center & Coeur d'Alene National Forest
    Cost: $95
More info:
Jacob Rothrock
(208) 769-7809
jacob.rothrock@nic.edu
http://tinyurl.com/nicavycourse2017



University of Idaho Outdoor Program
  • Backcountry Skills & Avalanche Safety Course
    Dates: November 28, November 29 2017 5pm, December 1 - December 3 2017
    Location: UI Student Recreation Center & Wallowa Mountains
    Cost: $175
More info:
(208) 885-6810
tgfulton@uidaho.edu
http://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/campus-recreation/outdoor-program/activities/snow#/



SheJumps (sponsored by IPAC & PanhandleBackcountry)
  • Know Before You Go: Avalanche Awareness Clinic
    Date: November 2 2017
    Location: Wolff Auditorium, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
    Cost: $10 student / $15 public
More info:
https://shejumpsintoavalancheawarenessclinicspokane2017.eventbrite.com/

Avalanche Advisories: Education and Awareness: Printed Reference Materials: Videos:
  • B.A.S.I.C.S. TWO - Avalanche Awareness:


  • Utah Avalanche Center - Know Before You Go:


  • National Avalanche Center - North American Avalanche Danger Scale:

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