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Avalanche courses available at Schweitzer

WINTER SPORTS -- The snow has barely piled up in the mountains and the first avalanche accidents of the year are being reported in the West.

Be prepared.

Two levels of avalanche courses are being offered in the next few months at Schweitzer Mountain Resort organized by SOLE (Selkirk Outdoor Leadership Education) based in Sandpoint. 

An AIARE Level 2 Course is set for Dec.7-8 and 14-15.

The four-day course provides backcountry leaders the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge from Level 1 instruction by adding the the evaluation of factors critical to stability evaluation and decision-making skill development.  Cost: $495.

An AIARE Level 1 Course is set for Jan. 18-20.

This three-day course on  Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain is open to students ages 16-25 with scholarships available.

An AIARE Level 1 Course is set for Jan. 18-20.

This three-day course on  Decision Making In Avalanche Terrain is open to students ages 16 and older with scholarships available for youths.




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