The Friends of the Payette Avalanche Center announces our “Future Forecasters Scholarship”

The Friends of Payette Avalanche Center is looking for local High school students who ski, board or sled interested in making a career in the snow sciences.  We want to jump start your studies by paying the tuition for a Level 1 or Level 2 Avalanche class.  

What - Tuition for local high school seniors to take a Level 1 or Level 2 Avalanche class with Payette Powder Guides or CM Rentals.

Who - High school seniors from McCall-Donnelly, New Meadows, or Cascade comfortable with over the snow travel either by motorized or non-motorized methods.  The Friends prefers a mix of motorized and non-motorized students since the two groups are more likely to submit observations from different places.

When - Deadline to Apply December 1st 2019.  Scholarships will be announced mid-December and the classes are in the middle of January 2020.The catch - The student will then submit avalanche observations upon completion of the course.  This will provide a platform for the student to practice their skills and continue on their path towards a professional career.  Professional observers and forecasters will be available to assist and mentor.  It will also provide valuable information to the PAC forecasters and the community.

How to Apply - send an email to telling us why you should be considered for the scholarship. Give us a little background on yourself, what interests you in the snow sciences and how you plan to use your skills in the future.  Extra consideration will be given to students who submit and avalanche observation before Dec 1st .  Observations are submitted via the PAC website here:

Any additional questions please email to