Know Before You Go

S.A.F.E. A.S. Clinics is a women's tailored, beginner to experienced friendly, avalanche awareness and safety clinic. Founded by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom, Lel Tone and Sherry McConkey with the intention to foster an open, welcoming and enthusiastic environment by which to encourage participation and communication to play in the mountains during the winter safely. Partial proceeds from the events are donated to snow community non-profits.

Each day begins with a yoga session taught by Sherry McConkey before heading out into the field. Whether you're looking to refresh your skills or getting a first introduction into avalanche safety this clinic is not to be missed. 

Coalition Snow is proud to help sponsor scholarships for women seeking to gain experience on creating a safe practice in the backcountry. Men and women over the age of 14 are encouraged to apply for full and partial scholarships. 

Dates and Locations for 2018 SAFEAS Clinics coming soon.