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Selkirk Powder Guides Offer Avalanche Education

Sandpoint, Idaho In an effort to increase opportunities for backcountry skiers and riders to undertake state of the art backcountry travel learning opportunities in the American Selkirks, Selkirk Powder Guides (SPG) has joined the national team of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) providers for the 20/21 season. Established in 2003, and …

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Avalanche Awareness workshop with Northwest Avalanche Center

The NWAC Avalanche Awareness Workshop target is for the winter backcountry traveler. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile in the backcountry, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and provides a basic approach to managing risk in the backcountry. Learn …

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Mountain Safety – Avalanche Awareness

While there have always been news stories about avalanches, some incidents more sad and deadly than others, this Silver Mountain avalanche is a home heart-break story. Mountains will still be our happy place, and powder days will still bring us joy. But now we do so with the knowledge of this cautionary chapter in our regional history. We would be remiss to not learn lessons from our sorrow.

Avalanche Safety Classes: If You’re Going to Ski or Ride the Backcountry, Be Prepared

Riding season is upon us, including the influx of powder-enticing ski/snowboard movies. As we watch in awe as the pros rip and slash through the scenes, the allure of riding powder in the backcountry becomes ever more present in our own dreams. We think, “Maybe this year I will venture out into the side/backcountry,” to …

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