Schweitzer ski patrol is encouraging and offering weekly free "Transceiver Sundays" (clock tower at 10:00 a.m.) to all interested public with two permanent practice areas and one more difficult challenge that is on a less regular basis. All they ask is that the public covers up their tracks and if practicing digging techniques, please replace your divot. This is a great way to keep on your A game for those venturing out of bounds.
Mailing address for the Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center:
PO Box 405 Pondaray ID, 83852
To contact the USFS avalanche forecasters:
IPAC office number is: 208.263.6635 or Sandpoint RD general info: 208.263.5111