Avalanche Basics

Avalanche Basics for Out-Of-Bounds Skiers

Saturday, March 10

9am – 5pm

Classroom session will be held in the upstairs conference room in the Mountain office (next to gondola)

Taught by the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center and Sun Valley Ski Patrol


This is a new class specially designed for out-of-bounds skiers and boarders. It is an introductory level program and no prior avalanche training is required. This class is a must for anyone who plans to head into the backcountry, especially the out-of-bounds areas on Baldy.

Classroom (morning): Recognizing avalanche danger: avalanche terrain, signs of instability, human factors and psychology Avoiding avalanche danger: planning and preparation, decision-making, safe travel, avalanche rescue

Field (afternoon): Avalanche terrain recognition and evaluation Terrain management Group management and communication Avalanche beacon use

Advanced registration is required and participation is limited. Contact the Avalanche Center to sign up: info@sawtoothavalanche.com or 208-622-0095.

A $25 donation is requested for the class and a season pass or half-price ticket ($45) is required.