S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education for Avalanche and Snow Safety) were started by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Lel Tone, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom, and Sherry McConkey. With the goals of heightening community snow safety and avalanche awareness, they have created a women’s intro to avalanche safety clinic.
There are two clinics coming up right away – Saturday December 14th at Crystal Mountain Resort, and Sunday December 15th at Stevens Pass. The resort websites have details and registration information.
Clinics include Intro to Avalanche Safety and FUNdraiser with classroom, on-snow training, and morning yoga.
The clinic is designed for women, ages 14 and older who are interested in 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.
Open Season Rail Jam, Saturday, December 14 2013
Kick off the 2013-14 season with the Open Season Rail Jam! http://www.stevenspass.com/site/activities/events-calendar/events/get/sample4,1143247284
5th Annual Baker Beacon Rally, Sunday, December 15 11 AM to 2:30 PM, Heather Meadows Base Area. Free. http://winter.mtbaker.us/events/baker-beacon-rally1/
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Women’s Snowshoe Day, December 14, 2013
Bring out your friends for a day in the snow! 2 for 1 trail pass and snowshoe rentals. http://www.ski49n.com/calendar.php?id=2028
Christmas on the Mountain, Saturday, December 21, 2013, Noon-6:30 p.m.
An afternoon for kids and families! Face painting, gingerbread decorating, kids’ activities, Santa, live music and more! Stick around until nightfall to see the stunning Torch Light Parade. http://www.missionridge.com/events
Mountain Music Festival with The Wicks and Night Skiing, Saturday, December 28th, 2013, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Live music starts at 4:30 in the lodge with the main act, The Wicks, starting at 6:30. Free entry for anyone that purchased a lift ticket that day, or if you have a Season Pass! 21 and older only allowed in the restaurant side after 4pm. http://www.missionridge.com/events
Night Skiing Kickoff Party, Friday, December 2o, 2013 We’re firing up the night lights for the first time this season, as well as hosting our first band. Night Lift tickets go on sale at 3:30pm. http://www.mtspokane.com/events/event/21