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Silverton Avalanche School

Since 1962 the Silverton Avalanche School has educated skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, ski patrollers, search and rescue personnel, and law enforcement officers how to play safe and stay safe in avalanche terrain. SAS is a not for profit organization.
Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School
❄️Get the Forecast. Take the Pledge!❄️

Friends of CAIC is asking everyone to pledge to check the avalanche forecast before you head out into the backcountry in Colorado this winter.

https://support.friendsofcaic.org/pages/forecast-pledge

#fosj #backcountry #theavypros #skiing #powder #avalanche #avalanchesafety #avyschool #silvertonavalancheschool #mountainlife #avalanche #snow #visitsilverton #silverton #liveskirepeat #sanjuans
Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School
Avalanche professionals do all kinds of work! The K-MAX "synchropter" heavy lift 🚁 bringing in the Wyssen Avalanche Control tower on Lizard Head Pass. This project will enable CDOT to conduct avalanche mitigation remotely and safely for the road corridor. 📸 by Erin Alexa Laine avy pro who completed her Pro 2 with us last season and is on the project. Mountain Blade Runner

#backcountry #theavypros #skiing #powder #avalanche #avalanchesafety #avyschool #silvertonavalancheschool #mountainlife #avalanche #snow #visitsilverton #silverton #liveskirepeat #sanjuans
Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School is with Jasper Thompson.
Ice crystals in the atmosphere, above the Greenland Icecap, putting on a display of halos and sundogs. The 22° halo is created by hexagonal plates refracting the sun’s light, and can be characterized by an out stretched hand. It is common at all latitudes and will often be accompanied by cirrus clouds. Keep an eye out for it this winter; especially if the skiing consists of sastrugi❄️. Remember safety first, don’t look directly at the sun☀️.

📸: by Jasper Thompson on 20200909, SAS faculty, who is currently wintering-over on a 10’000 foot base of Greenland snow, firn, and ice, where there is no avalanche hazard.
#avyschool #silvertonavalancheschool #mountainlife #avalanche #snow #visitsilverton #silverton #greenland
Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School
2020-2021 schedule is live! ❄️❄️❄️🌬🏂⛷🌬
https://avyschool.com/

#backcountry #theavypros #skiing #powder #avalanche #avalanchesafety
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Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School
Winter Storm Warning for the San Juans! ❄️🌬❄️

...with the 1st big snow in the forecast we are dropping our schedule for 2020-2021 in the next 24 hours!

Check out the snow totals below

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Silverton Avalanche School
Silverton Avalanche School
"Colorado Recreates Responsibly Week” continues with the theme of "building an inclusive outdoors" which is a challenge.

As a School we take an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities. We believe it is important to start with the kids! Silverton is not a resort town and was built by immigrants.

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