Avalanche Education and Information
If you would like to have someone from the PAC give an avalanche basics talk to your group, club or class email us.
Payette Avalanche Center courses 2013/2014
Pre-Registration is required. Please email the PAC or call Dave Bingaman@ 208-634-6749
January 3 Avalanche Awareness for Skiers and Snowmobilers- upstairs at the McCall Smokejumper Base 6:30-8:30 pm. $10 suggested donation to the Friends.
January 4 Basic Backcountry Field session 9:30 am at Brundage Mt. Beacon Park for skiers, 9:30 at Upper Elevation Parking lot for snowmobile session. Attendance at classroom session is required for this field session.
January 18 Sleducation-Avalanche Safety for Snowmobiles Field session 9:30 am, Upper Elevation Parking lot.$10 suggested donation to the Friends.
February 15 Out of Bounds aka Sidecountry Safety for skiers and boarders-10 am Tamarack Resort Ski Patrol Top Shack. $5 suggested donation to the Friends.
March 1 Sleducation 9:30 am Upper Elevation Parking lot $10 suggested donation to the Friends.
*All class participants should have a modern avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe as well as a mountain sled for snowmobile classes and appropriate backcountry gear for the ski/snowboard classes.
*PAC classes are introductory level classes with AAA member instructors from the Payette Avalanche Center and the Friends of the Payette Avalanche Center.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Snowmobile Avalanche Awareness Classes See the IDPR website for a list of free classes.
Payette Powder Guides-McCall, ID
“Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, PPG has a class for you”. They are offering a variety of AAA and AIARE Avalanche Classes from Intro to Backcountry through a Level 2 Yurt based class at their Lick Creek Summit Yurts. See their education page for more info: www.payettepowderguides.com/avalancheclasses.html
Sawtooth Mountain Guides-Stanley, ID
Experienced Guides and Educators, the SMG staff offers a variety of highly reputable instructional programs on their Winter Calendar, including a full slate of avalanche education classes, and spring ski mountaineering camps.
Sun Valley Trekking-Ketchum, ID
Check out one of Idaho’s oldest outfitters offering classes for skiers and snowboarders. 2014 Avalanche classes.