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 16 - 19, 2020
    Location: Sandpoint/Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $350
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 30 - Feb 2, 2019
    Location: REI Spokane/Lookout Pass, ID/MT Border
    Cost: $350
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1 Women's Specific
    Dates: March 5 - 8, 2020
    Location: CDA/Silver Mountain, ID
    Cost: $350
  • AAA Avalanche Level 1 Refresher
    Dates: March 14, 2020
    Location: Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $75
  • AAA Avalanche Rescue Fundimentals
    Dates: March 7, 2020
    Location: Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $75
  • AAA Avalanche Level 2
    Dates: February 19 - 22, 2020
    Location: Sandpoint, ID and Cabinet Mtns
    Cost: $400
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: January 24 - January 26, 2020
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $245 member / $295 non-member
  • Winter Hybrid Wilderness First Aid/Avalanche Rescue Course
    Dates: December 14-16, 2019
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $200
  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    Dates: December 16, 2019
    Location: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID
    Cost: $75
More info:
(928) 351-SOLE (7653)
info@soleexperiences.org
http://soleexperiences.org/product/sole-aiare-level-1/



Kootenay Avalanche Courses
  • AST Level 1
    Dates: January 11 - 12, 2020
    Location: Seven Summits Centre, Rossland ,BC
    Cost: $245 CAD
  • AST Level 1
    Dates: January 26 - 27, 2020
    Location: Seven Summits Centre, Rossland ,BC
    Cost: $245 CAD
  • AST Level 2
    Dates: February 6 - 9, 2020
    Location: Seven Summits Centre, Rossland ,BC
    Cost: $525 CAD
More info:
Keith Robine
https://kootenayavalanchecourses.com/



Selkirk Powder
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 1
    Dates: January 18-20, 2020
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $550
  • AIARE Avalanche Level 2
    Dates: February 21-23, 2020
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $550
  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    Dates: January 12, 2020
    Location: Selkirk Powder Lodge, Schweitzer, ID
    Cost: $200
  • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    Dates: February 9, 2020
    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: February 12 5:30-8:30pm, February 15 2020 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/nicavycourse2019



University of Idaho Outdoor Program
  • Backcountry Skills & Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals
    Dates: December 5, 2019
    Location: SRC Classroom & Silver Valley
    Cost: $110
More info:
(208) 885-6810
https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/campus-recreation/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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