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Feb
6
Fri
first ever Silverton FAT TIRE Whiteout 10 hour Race @ Kendall Mountain Ski Area
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day

SCHEDULE
Friday Feb 6

4-6 Baton Pick up/ on site Registration at Grand Imperial

6:04 Montanya Rum Bar Happy Hour (partial proceeds benefit Silverton Singletrack Society)

7 pm TTT Night Ride

9 pm Band/ Music at Rum Bar

Saturday Feb 7

6 am Pancake Breakfast at Grand Imperial

7 am – 9am Baton Pick up/ on- site registration

8:30 Very serious Team Meeting

9 am start after sacrificial toboggan down Christ Shrine Hill in Cow Suit

10 hours of Snow Bike goodness with Grand Imperial being race headquarters/ baton swapping

7 pm race end (kind of)

8 pm Fireworks

9 pm Awards/ Band #3 at Grand Imperial

Sunday Feb 8

TBA/ Ride bikes, hike ski, ski lift at super duper steep Silverton Mountain, ski lift at super duper family friendly Kendal Mountain, sled (of all sorts), drink coffee, visit museum, sketch (not condoned), rent figure skates, play ice hockey, talk to dead animals on Grand’s walls, look for GI ghost, find all the Silverton brothels (no longer in business), hike, snowshoe, skate, classic ski, talk to a miner, look at picts at visitor’s center, come to cabooses and chat with Freddy, etc.

SNOWSCAPE Winter Festival @ Kendall Mountain Recreational Area
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day
Mountain Medicine and Level 1 Avalanche Course Feb 6-9, 2015 @ Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

 

MOUNTAIN MEDICINE AND AVALANCHE TRAINING COURSE
Battleship avalanche path near SilvertonThis course is a unique mix of avalanche training and mountain medicine. The course is designed for physicians, EMS and wilderness medical practitioners who want to expand their horizons into the challenging conditions of wilderness medicine.
Our faculty are world-class experts on high altitude, avalanche forecasting, burial, resuscitation and technical rescue.
COURSE DIRECTORS:
• Jim Donovan, SAS Director • Jay Mathers, DO
INSTRUCTORS:
• Peter Hackett, MD High Altitudee Medicine Pioneer
• Colin Grissom, MD, Avalanche Resucitation Pioneer
• Charles Mains, MD- Trauma Surgeon
• Todd Miner, PhD • George Rodway, PhD, APRN
• Leo Lloyd, RN EMT-P- Technical Alpine Rescue Expert
CONTINIUING EDUCATION:
This course consists of 24 hours of avalanche education leading to an AIARE Level 1 certificate.
Participants recieve 22 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits through the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS).
This course is supported by the University of Colorado, College of Health Sciences (UCHSC), Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM).
The rugged San Juan Mountains surrounding Silverton have provided the ideal avalanche education classroom since 1962. The Silverton area contains a vast amount of high quality backcountry skiing terrain. The Silverton Avalanche School is a member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA). Our instructors are avalanche professionals and are certified with AIARE, AAA and/or the Canadian Avalanche Association. Many instructors also have an advanced degree in snow science.
Questions? Contact gro.l1422636943oohcs1422636943yva@o1422636943fni1422636943 or call 970-903-7039.

Feb
13
Fri
6th annual SKIJORING Festival on Blair St @ on Blair Street
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Silverton’s Skijoring Race Starts at HIGH NOON on Feb 14th & 15th on Notorious BLAIR ST!

http://www.skijoringsilverton.com/

Feb
27
Fri
Geospatial Tools for Avalanche Professionals Feb 27-March 1 @ Kendall Mountain Recreation Center
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm

Geospatial Tools For Avalanche Professionals
This new course teaches avalanche professionals what GIS (Geographic Information Systems) can do and how they can apply the technology to understanding and monitoring avalanches. Working with various components of ESRI ArcGIS and Google Earth, students will build digital maps, explore and analyze the data behind the maps, and learn easy methods to share maps and analyze the results.
By the end of the course students will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools are used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others in the context of avalanches. Historically, avalanche professionals have used a wide range of tools to cobble together systems that don’t always work that well.
This will be a very hands on course. If time allows we will get out in the field for a portion of the course.
Through course work and practical hands on projects, students will explore
Mapping avalanche paths for highway corridors
Mapping avalanche terrain for ski areas
Integrating weather snowpack data and historical patterns into a geographic database
Georeferenced Avalanche Terrain photo atlas
Advanced ski tour planning
Work on team based and individual projects
Run routes, control routes and marking landing zones for helicopters
Integrating GPS data into your project

This course is intended for:
Avalanche forecasters
Mountain guides, backcounty ski guides
Land use planners who work with avalanche terrain
Ski patrollers
Land managers who work with avalanche terrain
What to Bring:
Laptop
GPS
pencil, paper
clinometer
backcountry ski equipment
snow science kit

The Instructor Team
Doug Scott. Doug is the founder of Avalanche Mapping and has conducted projects throughout the Western US on mapping and creating avalanche hazard maps for the ski industry, transportation industry and heli skiing operations. He is a certified ESRI trainer and works as a GIS professional. He has presented his projects at the International Snow Science Workshop and the ESRI User Conference. He has pioneered the use of GIS in the avalanche industry. http://www.avalanchemapping.org/Index.htm
Jim Donovan. Jim is the Director of the Silverton Avalanche School. He is a GIS professional in the non snow months. He has worked as a developer on the ESRI platform for projects ranging from oil and gas exploration, endangered species modeling, geodatabase modeling for the Department of Defense and GIS development for private businesses. He has also developed applications for Google Earth. He has been developling applications for the modeling of avalanche phenomena in the San Juans.

Apr
3
Fri
Level I Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain: April 3rd to 5th, 2015 @ Kendall Mountain Recreation Center
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm

Silverton Avalanche School’s Level I Course continues to be the ideal choice for backcountry travelers, providing the right combination of class time and true backcountry experience. The comprehensive curriculum includes:
Terrain Evaluation
Safe Travel Protocols
Route Finding
Tour Preparation
Decision Making
Avalanche Rescue Equipment
Companion Rescue
Human Factors
Mountain Weather
Snowpack Development
Recognizing Instabilities in the Snowpack
Using Observations and Tests
How to Apply the Current Avalanche Bulletin to Tour Planning
Morning sessions introduce the concepts to students. Afternoon field sessions in backcountry terrain provide hands-on experience and ensure quality field time with our top-notch staff. Day 1 students practice their rescue skills with their instructor. Day 2 and 3, students travel into backcountry ski terrain in small groups with instructors.
These experiential sessions build on topics discussed in the classroom. All students will be able to practice companion rescue, route finding and terrain analysis, dig snowpits, and conduct stability tests. Unlike many avalanche courses, Silverton Avalanche School students gain experience in the wild backcountry rather than a ski area.
The rugged San Juan Mountains surrounding Silverton have provided the ideal avalanche education classroom since 1962. The Silverton area contains a vast amount of high quality backcountry skiing terrain. The Silverton Avalanche School is a member of the American Avalanche Association (AAA). Our instructors are avalanche professionals and are certified with AIARE, AAA and/or the Canadian Avalanche Association. Many instructors also have an advanced degree in snow science.
Students get the Level 1 Manual and a waterproof field notebook. We recommend that students read the material prior to the course. Students receive an AIAIRE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) course certificate at the end of the 3 day class.
Cancellation Policy: A $35.00 fee is charged for course date transfers. 60% of the course cost can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the course start. No refunds are provided for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course for which you are registered. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds, rainchecks or cancellations if passes into Silverton are closed (best arrive early if the weather forecast is big).

Apr
4
Sat
Silverton Mountain Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains – April 4 & 5, 2015 @ Silverton Mountain
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

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Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains – April 4 and 5, 2015

Silverton Sister’s Meeting in the Mountains is quickly becoming a must do for women in the outdoor and snow sports industries to rendezvous for phenomenal expert-only skiing, networking, inspiration and education.

This annual meeting in the mountains is a weekend packed with skiing or riding steeps, participating in educational/inspirational presentations from some of the most well respected women in the industry.

All packages include TWO Silverton Mountain Grady’s Bar drink tickets as well as FREE admission to our speakers and Brewski event

Email moc.n1422636943iatnu1422636943omnot1422636943revli1422636943s@ofn1422636943i1422636943 or call (970) 387-5706 to sign up today!

Venture Snowboards’ Spring Fling @ Grand Imperial Hotel
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Ride all day and party all night as we celebrate the return of the unguided season at Silverton Mountain with Venture’s Spring Fling Party! We’ll have live music, drink specials and a raffle for some great prizes! The Spring Fling gets going at 7 pm at Silverton’s Grand Imperial Hotel (1219 Greene Street). Cover charge is $5 and this is a 21+ event. Raffle proceeds benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Apr
5
Sun
Silverton Mountain 14th Annual Brewski – April 5, 2015 @ Silverton Mountain
Apr 5 all-day

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Silverton Mountain 14th Annual Brewski – April 5, 2015

Join us for a full day of skiing at Silverton Mountain and an afternoon of beer tasting with Colorado’s finest microbreweries. Past breweries have included Wanderlust, Steamworks, Avalanche, Three Rivers, Carvers, Ska, and Durango Brewery