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Avalanche awareness sessions offered in Sandpoint

Backcountry skiing involves some inherent risks, including exposure to avalanche terrain. (Rich Landers)
Backcountry skiing involves some inherent risks, including exposure to avalanche terrain. (Rich Landers)

WINTERSPORTS – Two avalanche awareness seminars will be be offered free this month in Sandpoint.

Selkirk Powder Company and the Alpine Shop have teamed to host the one-hour seminars promoting avalanche awareness for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those in the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains.

On Dec. 21, Ken Barrett, chief guide of Selkirk Powder, and Kevin Davis, avalanche educator will discuss avalanche awareness and snow pit analysis at the Alpine Shop in downtown Sandpoint.

On Dec. 28, Barrett will discuss topics including weather influences and the snow metamorphosis phenomenon in a session at the Alpine Shop’s on-mountain location at Schweitzer Village.

Both sessions will begin at 5 p.m.

Information about other avalanche related seminars and courses is available on the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center website.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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