Safe-As Women's Avalanche Safety Clinic

December 15, 2019
07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Safe-As Women's Avalanche Safety Clinic

S.A.F.E. A.S. Clinics is a women's tailored, beginner to experienced friendly, avalanche awareness and safety clinic. Founded by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom, Lel Tone and Sherry McConkey with the intention to foster an open, welcoming and enthusiastic environment by which to encourage participation and communication to play in the mountains during the winter safely. Partial proceeds from the events are donated to snow community non-profits.

Clinic Details

  • What: One day Women’s Intro to Avalanche Safety and FUNdraiser with classroom, on-snow training, and morning yoga.
  • Who Can Participate: Women, ages 14+ who are interested in starting or refreshing their knowledge of snow and avalanche safety in and out of bounds, and who enjoy a good time for a good cause.  Participants are asked to provide their own avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, and backpack.
  • Taught By: Squaw Valley’s own avalanche forecaster, Alaska heli-ski guide, and AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Avalanche Instructor Lel Tone, hosted by ski professionals Michelle Parker, Jackie Paaso, Ingrid Backstrom, Elyse Saugstad, and yoga by certified instructor Sherry McConkey. Additionally, professional snowboarder Leanne Pelosi will be joining as a guest instructor at the Squaw Valley clinics. Professional skier Cody Townsend will also be a guest instructor.

This year S.A.F.E. A.S.will be offering a Co-Ed clinic at Copper, CO Sunday, December 8th, Squaw Valley on Sunday, December 15th and Solitude, UT on Sunday, January 12th. These are the ONLY Co-Ed events offered. Men, ages 14 and older are able to join the ladies to start or refresh their snow and avalanche safety knowledge. 

Clinic Schedule
December 14, 2019Squaw Valley, CA7am-6:30pmWomen-Only$140*
December 15th, 2019Squaw Valley, CA Co-ed Clinic$140*

*Includes yoga, in-classroom instruction, small group on-snow rescue training with skiing/snowboarding, and lunch. Lift ticket will be provided for those that need one. Student discount available. 

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