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 Refresher
    Dates: January 9, 2021 8am-3pm
    Location: Schweitzer Fire Station, ID
    Cost: $110
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 15 - 17, 2021
    Location: Lookout Pass, ID
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 22 - 24, 2021
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: February 5 - 7, 2021
    Location: Silver Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: February 19 - 21, 2021
    Location: Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1 Motorized
    Dates: January 14,16-17, 2021
    Location: Libby, MT
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1 Motorized
    Dates: January 21,23-24, 2021
    Location: Wallace, ID
    Cost: $375
  • AAA Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals
    Dates: February 12th, 2021
    Location: Pine Street Woods, Dover, ID
    Cost: $110
More info:
(208) 263-5111
http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ipac-avalanche-courses/



Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education
  • Youth Specific AIARE Level 1 (16-25yr only)
    Dates: February 3 - 5, 2021
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $245 member / $295 non-member
  • AIARE Level 2
    Dates: March 9, 2021
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: TBA
More info:
(928) 351-SOLE (7653)
info@soleexperiences.org
http://soleexperiences.org/product/sole-aiare-level-1/



Selkirk Powder
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 23-24, 2021
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $450
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: February 13-14, 2021
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $450
  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    Dates: January 12, 2020
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $200
  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    Dates: Multiple dates (12/12,12/19,1/30,2/20,3/14)
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $200
More info:
(208) 263-6959
http://selkirkpowder.com/avalanche-courses/



NIC Campus Recreation
  • Avalanche Awareness Clinic
    Dates: TBA
    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/nicavycourse2021



University of Idaho Outdoor Program
  • Avalanche Awareness
    Dates: December 9, 2020 4-6pm
    Location: Zoom/Online: Link
    Cost: FREE
More info:
(208) 885-6810
https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/recwell/outdoor-program

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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