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Snow Pit Chat slated at Alpine Shop
January 4, 2018
The Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center will host a Snow Pit Chat at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, at the Alpine Shop, 213 Church Street, Sandpoint.

Snow Pit Chats is a new and fresh approach to avalanche education, and representatives from IPAC and the Idaho Panhandle National Forest will be on hand to talk back country safety. There will be pizza, beer, a raffle and great avalanche information.

Sandpoint local Liam Fitzgerald will be their special guest speaker. He has a long history in the avalanche world. He started his carrier in the late 60s working on Squaw Valley Ski Patrol and moved on to worked as the Snow Safety Director at Snowbird, Utah, as well as UDOT Highway Avalanche Program Director/Forecaster.

In 2014, after 25 years in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Liam retired to Sandpoint. IPAC has been very fortunate to have his expertise in the area.

To learn more, call Jeff Thompson at (208) 263-6635.
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