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Sun, Feb 05


Big Mountain Trailhead, Whitefish

Snow Science and Safety Hike

Come explore the snowpack and learn about the science of snow and avalanche safety!

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Snow Science and Safety Hike
Snow Science and Safety Hike

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2023, 10:00 AM – Feb 06, 2023, 12:00 PM

Big Mountain Trailhead, Whitefish, Whitefish, MT 59937, USA

About the event

Have you ever wondered how something so delicate can cause an avalanche? Join us on the snowy trail to learn the basics about snow science and safety with the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center. We will look at how snow forms, how snow packs change, how avalanches occur, and how to use some of the basic safety equipment. You will never look at snow the same way again!

We will meet at the Big Mountain Trailhead and please be prepared for a 1-2 mile hike through snow both on and off trail. Snow shoes are necessary. Sportsman Ski Haus will be providing free rentals for those registered who need them. Please contact if you would like to reserve some for the program.

Please be sure to check your email prior to the event in case of inclement weather and cancellation.

This program is free for the whole family and suitable for all ages, but we do require registration. Group size will be limited. Please grab one ticket for each person in your party and be sure to cancel if your plans change. Click here on Eventbrite to get your tickets!

For more information about this or other scheduled outings call 406-862-3880 or email

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