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Level 1 Avalanche Course @ Schweitzer

March 2 - March 3


The Friends of Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center is holding a Level 1 Avalanche Safety Course at Schweitzer Mountain. The course compromised of two portions: an online classroom followed by two days (Saturday and Sunday) in the backcountry around the resort. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the field days.

Avalanche Level 1 – Ski/Snowboard


Student Information




  • Prerequisite: Students must have completed an Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals course
  • Students are required to complete an online course prior to the pre-trip meeting.  The online course takes about 5 hours to complete.  
  • The online course and pre-trip meeting are required for participation.
  • Students must be strong intermediate-advanced skiers/snowboarders to participate.
  • Students must provide all required equipment: 
    • Touring skis or split board – SNOWSHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS COURSE
    • Climbing skins
    • Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe
    • Backpack (25-35L)
    • Layered clothing appropriate for spending an entire day in the winter backcountry

Additional information

Dates and Location

TBA @ Schweitzer, TBA @ Silver Mountain

Class Size


Online Course Portion


Enrollment Policies

Age Policy

Students must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by parent/guardian except the Youth Backcountry 101 course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course that you have registered and paid for, and you notify us that you are unable to attend at least 1 week before the date of the course, you will receive a 100% refund minus any transaction or processing fees. If you notify us less than 1 week before the course, you will receive a 50% refund.


March 2
March 3
Event Category:


Friends of IPAC
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864 United States
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