Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center, formerly the Forest Service Sun
Valley Avalanche Center, is open for the 2001-2002 season.
forecasters Anne Marie Devereaux, Pat Deal and David Gordon are returning,
and Janet Kellam will assume the roll of director. Former director Doug
Abromeit is now responsible for coordinating all of the Forest Service
Avalanche Centers around the country.
Daily, at 7
a.m., the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center issues avalanche
advisories and mountain weather forecasts with the most up-to-date
winter, the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center will offer several
avalanche awareness classes.
class, Tues., Jan. 8, will be a snowmobile awareness class and beacon
clinic. It will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodside RV Center in Hailey. A
complete winter class schedule is available at (www.avalanche.org/~svavctr/)
Sawtooth Mountain Guides, based in Stanley, will offer two level I
avalanche safety courses for skiers and snowboarders and one level II ski
guiding and avalanche hazard course in December and January. Call 774-3324
Backcountry Ski Patrol will offer a basic avalanche class Dec. 12 from 6
p.m. to 10 p.m. with field sessions on Dec. 14 and 15. For information
call Bruce Smith at 726-1345 or Denise Jackson at 788-8805.
Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center operates thanks to the U.S.
Forest Service and funding from Friends of the Sawtooth National Forest