Traveling in a winter environment has inherent risk. Snow conditions dramatically change throughout the winter, affecting snow stability. The ability to recognize avalanche terrain and have a decision making frame work to travel in avalanche terrain is critical to your safety. This AIARE Level 1 avalanche course is designed to give students a basic understanding of why avalanches occur and to develop a framework for making decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain. Additionally, the course provides instruction in beacon use and companion rescue should an avalanche occur.
Mountain Shop is looking for talented people to join our team. We specialize in providing cutting edge gear and exceptional service to Portland’s community of outdoor adventurers and athletes. Our employees are enthusiastic and knowledgeable outdoor gear-heads who are committed to outfitting our customers and helping them get out and get after it. The ideal candidate should have a high level of expertise in one or more of the following activities: Backpacking Climbing Mountain biking Mountaineering Skiing (especially Alpine Touring, Nordic, Ski Mountaineering, and/or Splitboarding) Trail running In addition, professional experience in one of the following areas is a… Read More »
We’re stoked to be a part of Snowvana, the ultimate celebration of snow sports! A two day festival taking place on October 20th and 21st, Snowvana features live music, a film festival, brewfest, local food, regional resorts and up to 50% off all gear. Learn more at https://snowvana.com/ #snowvana17
It’s that time of year again to come out, and give some love back to Mt. Hood for all the snow this season! Join us for a fun day on the mountain coordinated by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and Snowrider Project, in partnership with the Mt. Hood National Forest Zigzag District, Timberline Lodge, and others.Saturday September 16th, meet at the Climber’s Lot at 10AM. Coffee and donuts will be provided for volunteers. Please wear sturdy shoes for climbing across variable terrain and bring work gloves, pick up sticks, and weather appropraite attire! Be prepared for weather changes! Lifts will… Read More »