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Silver Mountain Backcountry Weekend

Silver Mountain Backcountry Weekend is February 10-11, 2018. 

All Saturday Events Are Free

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On Snow Avalanche Class
- Learn how to reduce your risk in the backcountry. Representatives from I.P.A.C. and N.S.P. will teach you how to assess risk and make decisions in the backcountry. No prior classes required; however, participants must be comfortable riding "black diamond" terrain in the trees. This class is offered free of charge. Meet a the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at 9:30 a.m.

Beacon Park Practice - Practice your beacon skills in a controlled environment with experts on hand to answer questions and offer advice. We encourage you to bring your own beacon, but loaner beacons may be available to practice with. Single and multiple burial scenarios will be available for practice. Meet at the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at noon. Participants must be comfortable riding "blue square" terrain. Representatives from our National Ski Patrol and Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center will be available for guidance and advice.

NIC Outdoors Deep Burial Race - Race head to head in teams of three to perform a deep burial beacon rescue. Beacons will be buried in five to six feet of packed snow and will require teamwork, technique, and sweat to unbury them. Singles and pairs are welcome. This event is free of charge. Meet at the flag poles in front of the Mountain House at 3 p.m. NIC Outdoors will be on hand to get the beacons buried.

Radio Brewing Social, Panhandle BackcountryTransition Race, and Raffle- Head up to Radio Brewing Company and enjoy some local craft beer, great food, good conversation, and fantastic company. Panhandle Backcountry will be hosting a transition race, so make sure you bring your boots, boards, and skins to see who can go from uphill mode to downhill the fastest. It's the perfect way to prep for Sunday's race, while getting hydrated. We’ll be raffling off some sweet prizes to people who participated in the day’s activities. Raffle tickets will be given for each event that you participate in throughout the day.. Time: Arrive anytime after skiing, race at 6:00, raffle starts at 6:30.

Wardner Peak Uphill Downhill Race - Enjoy 675 feet of climbing and your choice of one, two, or three laps on the signature terrain of Wardner Peak. This is a short, friendly course with mellow climbs and fun descents. Whether you're a first timer, a backcountry pro, full granola, or finally getting some use out of that backcountry setup you bought with grand intentions, this is going to be fun.

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