April 23rd was the 150th and final avalanche advisory of the 2016-2017 season. Click here for more information regarding this scheduled end date.
All four OHV avalanche classes are full with a wait list. The last course in March will stay active for registration until 20 spots are filled on the wait list. Thanks for the overwhelming response and success of this program. Please stay tuned as we are attempting to continue this program with OHV Divisions and offer future education courses again next year. If you are able to support SAC please do so as we are able to provide the avalanche advisory with the financial support of our community. A Red donate button is at the top of the home page and allows you to make a contribution. This allows us to provide you with the daily forecast and avalanche education.
The Sierra Avalanche Center is proud to announce and offer motorized-specific avalanche level 1 classes. This is a 3 day / 24 hour class provided by grants from the California OHV Division and Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles. The purpose of these classes is to teach participants to use a repeatable process to make decisions and manage risk while riding in avalanche terrain.
Registration for classes will open 6 weeks before each course start date. Classes are scheduled for Jan 20-22, Feb 10-12, Feb. 24-26 for CA OHV Classes and March 17-19, 2017 for the Nevada OHV course.
Please check back for registration details and go to the course information for the specific class to register. A wait list for each course will be populated to make sure we fill each class.
Participants will need avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, shovel, probe) and a registered sled in proper functioning order. Space is limited and we want to fill these classes with committed individuals so please only register if you are serious about participating.
Space is limited to 10 students per class and pre-registration is mandatory.