MissoulaAvalanche.org

Avalanche Information for West Central Montana

Education & Events

We offer education opportunities for diverse audiences. Is your organization is interested in sponsoring an avalanche safety program or avalanche transceiver workshop? Are you a teacher looking for someone to give an avalanche awareness presentation or are in need of education materials geared for a younger audience?

We have instructors available to give basic awareness and refresher classes up to and including Level 1 Avalanche as well as avalanche transceiver workshops in the Bitterroot Valley, the Seeley/Potomac areas, the Clark Fork Valley (Superior) as well as the Missoula area. 

If you’d like to discuss these opportunities, please send a message using our contact form or leave a message for Steve Karkanen at 406-329-3752.

Avalanche education opportunities from other providers in the area are listed below with our programs. Please note that net proceeds from fee classes marked “sponsored by missoulaavalanche” help provide advisories and free education.

Instructors for classes “sponsored by missoulaavalanche” are Professional members of the American Avalanche Association (AAA) with years of on-the-snow experience as Avalanche Forecasters, Professional Ski Patrollers, Emergency Medical Technicians, and have experience safely leading people in high risk outdoor pursuits. Course curriculum meets the education guidelines of the AAA.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

What: Northern Rockies Avalanche Safety Workshop When: Saturday, October 25th Where: Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish Time: 0800 to 1630 More info and to register: www.avalanchesafetyworkshop.com ... read more »

Avalanche Awareness Lecture

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

December 3 - Avalanche Awareness Lecture - Dudley Improta from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center will present a  one-hour introduction on avalanche awareness and safety. Free/no registration ... read more »

Avalanche Transceiver Clinic

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

December 7 -  Avalanche Transceiver Clinic - A beginning class on how avalanche transceivers work and how to use them. Sunday Dec. 7, 9am - 2pm at the UM Outdoor Program (East end of the UM Fitness C ... read more »

Avalanche Awareness Lecture

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

December 10 - Avalanche Awareness Lecture - Dudley Improta from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center will present a  one-hour introduction on avalanche awareness and safety. this is a repeat ... read more »

Avalanche Transceiver Class

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

December 14 -  Avalanche Transceiver Clinic - A second session of the beginning class on how avalanche transceivers work and how to use them. Sunday Dec. 14, 9am - 2pm at the UM Outdoor Program (Ea ... read more »

Avalanche Safety for Snowmobilers – Bitterroot Ridgerunners

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Travis Craft with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center will present a powerpoint on avalanche safety geared for sledders. Contact the Bitterroot Ridgerunners - http://www.ridgerunners.org/Con ... read more »

AIARE Level 1 Dec. 19-20

Friday, December 19th, 2014

AIARE L1 12/19-20/2014 Great Northern Powder Guides - Whitefish, MT  $375 contact is avytraining@gmail.com or 406-838-6617 ... read more »

AIARE Level 1 Jan. 2-4

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

AIARE L1 1/2-4/2015 Great Northern Powder Guides - Whitefish, MT  $375 contact is avytraining@gmail.com or 406-838-6617 ... read more »

Level 1 Avalanche Class for Women Only – Yurtski

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

For info or registration for this class go to http://www.yurtski.com/safety/  . ... read more »

January 9-12 – Level 1 Avalanche Class @ Yurtski

Friday, January 9th, 2015

January 9-12 – Level 1 Avalanche Class @ Yurtski Level 1 Class at Yurtski in the Swan Mountains. This class follows recommendations from the American Avalanche Association. Dudley Improta, AAA i ... read more »

Field Transceiver Class for Snowmobilers – Bitterroot Ridgerunners

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Travis Craft with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center will run a transceiver course gear for sledders with the Bitterroot Ridgerunners at the Hogan Cabin in the Bitterroots. Contact the Bitte ... read more »

January 16-19 Level 1 Avalanche Class @ Yurtski

Friday, January 16th, 2015

January 16-19 – Level 1 Avalanche Class @ Yurtski Level 1 Class at Yurtski in the Swan Mountains. This class follows recommendations from the American Avalanche Association. Dudley Improta, AAA I ... read more »

AIARE Level 1 Jan. 20-22

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

AIARE L1 1/20-22/2015 Downing Mountain Lodge - Hamilton, MT $475 contact is avytraining@gmail.com or 406-838-6617 ... read more »

Level 1 Class in the Rattlesnakes  January 22-25 “sponsored by missoulaavalanche”

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

This Level 1 class follows recommendations from the  American Avalanche Association. Classroom January 22 & 23    5 pm  McGill Hall 210  UM Campus Field Trips January 24 & 25 Pa ... read more »

AIARE Level 1 Jan. 23-25

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

AIARE L1 1/23-25/2015 Downing Mountain Lodge - Hamilton, MT $475 contact is avytraining@gmail.com or 406-838-6617 ... read more »

January 27 & 28 – Avalanche Awareness Workshop, University of Montana – Free

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

January 27 & 28 - Avalanche Awareness Workshop, University of Montana - This workshop consists of two evening lectures and a field trip. A field trip on February 1 will be conducted for skiers an ... read more »

Level  1 Class in the Rattlesnakes February 3 – 8 “sponsored by missoulaavalanche”

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

This Level 1 class follows recommendations from the  American Avalanche Association. Classroom February 3 & 4  5pm McGill Hall 210 UM Campus Field Trips February 7 & 8 Participants ... read more »

Level 1 Class @ Lost Trail Pass February 19-22 “sponsored by missoulaavalanche”

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

This Level 1 class follows recommendations from the American Avalanche Association. Classroom February 19 & 20  5:30pm  Social Science 356  UM Campus (note: classroom is in Missoula, Field ... read more »

Level 1 Class @ Lost Trail Pass Feb. 26- March 1 “sponsored by missoulaavalanche”

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

This Level 1 class follows the recommendations of the American Avalanche Association. Classroom February 26 & 27 5:30pm Social Science Rm. 356  UM Campus (note: classroom is in Missoula, Fiel ... read more »