It’ll be here before you know it, that little white stuff will fall from the sky and begin to shape our landscape into a winter wonderland! As such, we are already in high-gear ramping up for another great winter season. So check out what we have in store for our 2015-2016 winter season thus far.
For starters, we will continue and expand our SnowSchool Experience SM program at Schweitzer Mountain Resort where we will offer a novel K-12 place-based experiential education curriculum which will focuses on the (5) cornerstones of snow science, winter ecology, avalanche awareness, outdoor living, and outdoor leadership. During the 2015-2016 winter season our Schweitzer SnowSchool Experience SM site is positioned to serve over 300 + youth this winter – resulting in over 2,400 hours of transformational experiential education programming outdoors for North Idaho youth! It should be noted, as part of this effort SOLE will be working with the brand-spanking new Clark Fork Junior High School / High School Outdoor Track, which we are really excited about! In addition, SOLE personnel are in the process of developing several pilot programs at our new field campuses at Lookout Pass, and Mt. Spokane. More information will be shared as development continues, so please check back often.
Learn more about our SnowSchool Experience SM program by going here.
In addition, SOLE is looking forward to continue to offer avalanche education program offerings for our local and regional stakeholders. These courses will include our AIARE Level 1, and AIARE Level 2 Courses, as well as, several new course offerings. During our Level 1 weekends, SOLE will also offer a AIARE Level 1 Refresher for those looking to freshen up their winter backcountry skills. In addition, for the average outdoor enthusiasts (i.e., snowmobilers, snowshoers, etc.) looking to just become more ‘backcountry aware’ in the winter we will be offering Avalanche Awareness Courses.
Learn more about our Avalanche Education Experience SM program by going here.
To help us design, coordinate, and facilitate these high quality transformational experiences we are very excited to announce that will be partnering with various organizations, business and have even extended the SOLE family to include some exceptional Field Instructors, including AIARE Course Leader and Director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center, Kip Rand. To learn more about him and the rest of our Field Instructors please go here, and be sure to check back frequently as we continue to deepen our winter faculty pool.