Women of Winter, Are You SAFE AS…?


Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education for Avalanche and Snow Safety

S.A.F.E. A.S. Clinics 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 we have created a women’s intro to avalanche safety clinic. With the success of last years event, we have expanded to now include two full days at Squaw Valley and two full days in the Pacific Northwest. We hope to foster an open, welcoming environment by which to encourage participation and communication.

Join the Squaw Valley event(s) on December 8th and 9th!


  • Women’s Intro to Avalanche Safety and FUNdraiser Day with classroom and on-snow training, morning yoga, delicious and healthy Wildflour lunch, and apres party and raffle.
  • 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. Maximum of 30 participants.
  • COST $110 (Includes yoga, classroom and small group on-snow instruction and skiing /snowboarding plus lunch. A portion of the proceeds benefit the High Fives Foundation.

Sign up HERE before the clinics fill up!

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