Monitor changes in the snowpack while traveling in the backcountry
“Ryan and I attended a level I Av class, it was amazing. We received top notch education intertwined with in-the-field practice. Both guides are extremely experienced, and professional; yet somehow keep you laughing and having fun the whole time. The food was great tasting and plenty. I feel a bit more confident now about making in...formed decisions in the back country, and now have the resources to refer to if I have questions or need direction. Thank you PPG!”Michele Young-Latter
2013 Backcountry Skills Classes
One day classes aimed at honing your backcountry skills
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete beginner, PPG has the experience and patience
to bring your skills to the next level!
Introduction to the Backcountry 8 hours $150
New to the BC, this class provides all the gear: skis/boots/skins; pack w/ beacon, probe, & shovel, lunch,
lift ticket (one ride), and qualified instructors to show you the ropes, from interpreting the avalanche forecast
to route selection and good travel protocols. Intermediate skiing ability and good attitude required.
JAN. 5th 8am @ the HUB
AAA Companion Rescue 4 Hours $40
Aimed at updating rusty skills or teaching new users. How to organize a rescue, check equipment, new shoveling techniques & practice, practice, practice ......with helpful tips from the pros. Rescue equipment provided.
JAN. 4th 2pm @ the HUB
AAA Level 1 Refresher 8 Hours $160
Haven't had a level 1 in the last 5 years.....it's time. New gear, new research, and an opportunity to hone rusty
skills. All day field trip. Half price rentals available. Recommend taking Rescue Class on the 4th.
Jan 6th 8am @ HUB, Lick Creek Field Trip 9-5pm
The above classes can be combined for a complete BC education........
Sign up for two......receive a 10% discount
For AIARE Level 1 & 2 Avalanche Education see listings below.....
JAN. 10 - 13 LEVEL 2 AVALANCHE COURSE 32+ HOURS $695/PERSON 1 DAY CLASS, 3 DAY HUT TRIP TO LICK CREEK SUMMIT INCLUDES:..YURT ACCOMODATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, CLASS MATERIALS (Avalanche Handbook & SWAG provided) AND HEARTY MEALS CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLE LEVEL 2 AGENDA
CALL CHUCK (208)634-4263 OR MARTY (208)634-6793 AND SIGN UP TODAY!
CUSTOM COURSES AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE.
Instructors: Chuck Rea, Marty Rood, owners of PPG and former forecasters, Payette Avalanche Center & State licensed Level II Backcountry Ski Guides
All AIARE classes are taught under the guidelines established by the American Institute for Avalanche Researchand Education and are instructed by qualified AIARE instructors.
CHECK OUT OUR RESERVATIONS CALENDAR....... INCLUDING GUIDED TRIPS AND AVALANCHE CLASSES......
NOW TAKING DEPOSITS FOR WINTER 2012 - 2013......
A $200 $100/NIGHT DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A PRIVATE YURT RESERVATION
A $200 $100/PERSON DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A MULTI-DAY SKI TRIP/CLASS
A $100/PERSON DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A DAY SKI TRIP/CLASS.
BLANK DATES ON THE CALENDAR ARE AVAILABLE YURT NIGHTS
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MAKING A RESERVATIONNow takings credit cards!
~~~~ DEPOSITS REDUCED TO ONLY $100 ~~~~
A $100/NIGHT DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A PRIVATE YURT RESERVATION A $100/PERSON DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A MULTI-DAY SKI TRIP/CLASS A $100/PERSON DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR A ONE DAY SKI TRIP/CLASS
TRIPS WILL BE RESERVED WHEN DEPOSIT, BY CASH, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD IS RECEIVED.
ALL TRIPS MUST BE PAID IN FULL 30 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEETS AND SIGNED RELEASE WAIVERS ALSO REQUIRED AT THAT TIME. As a reminder you will be invoiced 30 days out, balance due at that time
CANCELLATION POLICY IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED BY DUE DATE(30 DAYS PRIOR TO START OF TRIP), YOUR RESERVATION MAY BE CONSIDERED CANCELLED. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS CANCELLED, YOU’LL RECEIVE A 75% CREDIT FOR A FUTURE RESERVATION, ONLY IF WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT. IF YOUR DATES ARE NOT FILLED YOU WILL FORFIET YOUR PAYMENT. NO REFUNDS. DUE TO THE NATURE OF OUR BUSINESS, IN AN UNPREDICTABLE WINTER ENVIRONMENT, ALL TRIPS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR DELAY, RELOCATION, OR CANCELLATION DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. FULL CREDIT FOR A FUTURE RESERVATION WILL BE GIVEN IF WE CANCEL DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER OR AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. NO REFUNDS, UNLESS WE CANCEL CLASSES OR TRIPS DUE TO INSUFFICIENT RESERVATIONS, THEN YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE REFUNDED.