|Saddle Peak just south of Bridger Bowl, MT|
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF AVALANCHE AWARENESS WEEK?
• Increase community awareness of avalanches and their effect on us as mountain town residents
• Promote a safe approach to recreating in potential avalanche terrain
• Provide free avalanche education programs and clinics open to anyone
• Increase utilization and support of the Sawtooth NF Avalanche Center's services
WHAT IS HAPPENENING DURING AVALANCHE AWARENESS WEEK?
AVALANCHE AWARENESS PROGRAM
When: Tuesday, January 31st, 7-8pm
Where: Hailey Community Campus, Rm 903
What: This presentation provides an introduction to avalanches, including where and why they occur, avalanche warning signs, and the basics of avalanche safety. This program is an excellent primer before taking an avalanche class, or for anyone who is seeking information about avalanches.
AVALANCHE RESCUE BEACON CLINIC
When: Saturday, February 4th, 1-3pm
Where: Avalanche Rescue Training Park, next to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church on Sun Valley Road (please park in Forest Service lot)
What: SNFAC Staff will teach how to use an avalanche beacon to quickly find a buried partner. Only a couple demo beacons will be available, please bring your own beacon and probe if you have one.
FRIENDS OF THE SNFAC FUNDRAISER & BEST OF BANFF FILM FESTIVAL
When: Friday & Saturday, February 3rd & 4th doors open 6pm
Where: NexStage Theater, South Main Street, Ketchum
Tickets: Film Tickets at Backwoods, The Elephant's Perch, Chapter One and at the door. Raffle Tickets at Backwoods, The Elephant's Perch and at the films.
What: This is the 15th annual Friends fundraising event. An incredible raffle will be held each night with awesome prizes including skis, bindings, snowshoes, packs, clothing, avy gear, an overnight at a Sun Valley Trekking yurt, dinners at Galena Lodge and gift certificates to local businesses. All raffle tickets will be thrown back into the pot for the Grand Prize of a day of heli skiing with Sun Valley Heli Ski.
Please join the SNFAC in promoting the 6th Annual Avalanche Awareness Week. Together we can raise the bar for avalanche awareness in the Wood River Valley and ultimately save lives. For additional information call the Avalanche Center at 622-0095, email us, or check out www.sawtoothavalanche.com.
If you would like to be a part of the Friends activities or help donate, contact Sara Lundy, the Friends Executive Director at (208)721-1791, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to:
Friends of the SNFAC
PO box 2669
Ketchum, ID 83340