Get Educated

Avalanche safety education is an essential piece to saving lives. Our mission is to provide the community with the correct tools to recognize, understand, and avoid avalanche risks while in the backcountry, the backyard, or on the jobsite. We host various types of educational opportunities throughout the Wood River, Magic and Treasure Valleys. Find the educational opportunity that fits into your schedule below.

Education Class Offerings

Introduction to Avalanche Presentations

A presentation introducing basic concepts about snow, avalanches, and traveling safely in avalanche terrain. We invite everyone to join, whether you’re learning about avalanches for the first time or are a seasoned backcountry user ready for a yearly refresher. $15 suggested donation, no pre registration required. 

Introduction to Avalanche Field Days

A field day digging into avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering, avalanche terrain identification, and basic backcountry travel. Participants must attend an Intro to Avalanches presentation prior to participating in the field day. $50 suggested donation to FSAC to cover instructor costs. Please sign up for a field day using the link to the form below. 

Motorized Events

The Friends and the Sawtooth Snowmobile Club are teaming up to provide avalanche education specific to the motorized backcountry users. There will be both a presentation and a field day. We highly recommend coming to the presentation if you’d like to attend the field day.

After the Avalanche

An avalanche has happened and you’ve been able to successfully dig out your partner? Now what? The Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Ketchum Fire are teaming up to offer classes on different aspects of patient care following an avalanche.

Please use the sign up linked below to attend this series. 

Upcoming Classes

Latest Past Events

Motorized Community Night

Cutthroat Club 200 S Main St, Bellevue

When: March 18 | 5-10pm Where: Cutthroat Club, Bellevue What: A night to gather, celebrate the community, and support avalanche forecasting and education. The restaurant will be open exclusively for us! $20 […]


Ninety-Pound Rucksack: An Evening with Christian Beckwith

Sun Valley Community School Theater 1 Community School Drive, Sun Valley

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Proceeds benefit the Friends of SAC Friends of Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Sun Valley Community School’s Outdoor Program bring Christian Beckwith, host of the acclaimed podcast, […]


Introducción a las Avalanchas

Sun Valley Inn, Limelight Room C Sun Valley Inn, Kitzbuhler Strasse, Sun Valley

Una presentación en Español GRATIS! Únase a los Amigos del Sawtooth Avalanche Center para una presentación de Introducción a las avalanchas organizada conjuntamente por Sun Valley Company. La presentación cubrirá […]