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S.A.F.E.A.S. Avalanche Clinic
December 19 & 20

S.A.F.E.A.S. Avalanche Clinic

December 19 & 20

S.A.F.E.A.S. Avalanche Clinic

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    December 19 & 20, 2020
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    7:30AM-12:30PM
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    $140/$110 with Student ID
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    Bring Your Own Gear

WHAT: A Women’s Introduction Level Course to Avalanche Safety and fundraiser event. One half day of live, online classroom instruction during a weekday that will include an optional yoga class, followed by a half-day of on-snow training instruction on a weekend day.

WHO FOR: Women, ages 14 and older who are interested in starting or refreshing their knowledge of snow and avalanche safety in and out of bounds, and who enjoy a good time for a good cause. 

A Co-Ed clinic will also be offered. Men, ages 14 and older are able to join the ladies to start or refresh their snow and avalanche safety knowledge. 

WHO BY: Taught by Squaw Valley’s own avalanche forecaster, Alaska heli-ski guide, and AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Avalanche Instructor Lel Tone, hosted by ski professionals Michelle Parker, Jackie Paaso, Ingrid Backstrom, and Elyse Saugstad. 

WHERE/WHEN: There will be several options for the live, online portion of the in-classroom education that will take place during a weekday. The on-snow rescue training portion will follow and take place on a weekend day at Sunday River. There will be an optional yoga class that precedes the online sessions.

GEAR NEEDED FOR EVENT: Participants are asked to provide their own avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, and backpack. We will have a few extra sets of safety gear by Mammut to loan, but no backpacks. Touring equipment will NOT be used at this event as we will be at a partner resort for the on-snow training.

Click here for registration info.