New Observations Form

Our Observations platform is changing for the 2022/23 Winter Season! Our new observations form is easier to submit new observations as well as view current observations in a list or map view. Observations can now be sorted by forecast zone, red flags, and avalanches observed. It's easy to include your own photos or views alongside your observation as well.

Observations prior to the changeover on December 16, 2022 are still available here.

2022/23 Avalanche Course Dates Announced!

Course dates and sign up links for the 2022/23 IPAC Avalanche Courses have been posted! New this year: Motorized Snowmobile and Snowbike courses as well as Ski/Snowboard Backcountry 101. Want more info on the courses offered? Click over to the Education page for all the details!

Support your local avalanche center!

Friends of IPAC needs your help! Make a donation to Friends of IPAC on our donation page: https://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/donate Donations can be directed towards a specific cause, made monthly or just once off. We appreciate your support!

The Friends of IPAC is a non-profit 501c3, organized to support and contribute to the educational and public advisory activities provided for the public by the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. 

Transceiver Sundays at Schweitzer

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.