Avalanche Awareness Night in Idaho Falls
December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The American Avalanche Institute, the Idaho Falls Ski Club, and Wray and Lani Landon will be presenting the 13th annual Avalanche Awareness Night. The presentation covers material that is important to anyone considering venturing into the winter backcountry. It also provides excellent refresher material for experienced backcountry users.
- The fundamentals of snowpack, weather, and terrain
- Avalanche forecast bulletins
- Backcountry decision-making basics
- Current season snowpack overview
This year we have invited Lisa Van Sciver as our guest presenter. Lisa began skiing at a young age in the 80’s and began climbing in 1996. After completing a degree at Colorado College, she moved to the Tetons where she still lives today. After college she pursued expeditions in Alaska and the first-all female ski descent of the Grand Teton. In 2009 Lisa began guiding for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and Alaska Mountaineering School. Lisa is an AMGA Rock Guide and works in venues across the west during the spring, summer, and autumn. Lisa worked as an avalanche forecaster for the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center and Snow Ranger for the Grand Teton National Park during the winter.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm. We encourage you to arrive by 6:45 pm since there will be several booths to visit in the lobby. Raffle tickets and Kate’s bars will only be given out until 7:00 pm when the event begins. A wonderful assortment of door prizes will be given away following the presentations. This includes backcountry gear provided by Idaho Mountain Trading, Summit Eyecare, and Summit Orthopaedics.
If you have any question, email Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org.