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For the week of December 5 - 11, 2001

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Avalanche information resources


The Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center, formerly the Forest Service Sun Valley Avalanche Center, is open for the 2001-2002 season.

Avalanche 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 information available.

 

 

During the winter, the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center will offer several avalanche awareness classes.

The next 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/)

Also, 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 for information.

The Galena 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.

The Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center operates thanks to the U.S. Forest Service and funding from Friends of the Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center.

 


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