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Digging Deeper Asks if Early Season Snow Could be Bad
What are the downsides to early season snow like we've had this fall?
Monday, November 15, 2021


Is early season snow good or bad?

Sawtooth Avalanche forecaster Ben VandenBos will answer that question in the first of a series of Digging Deeper talks on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

VandenBos will compare Fall 2020 with Fall 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, via Zoom. He also will prognosticate about what the 2021-22 winter season might bring and offer updates about the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

Those in the audience may ask questions during the presentation by tuning into

Other Digging Deeper presentations include:

Dec. 1—2021-22 Winter Season Outlook with Forecaster Ethan Davis

Dec. 8—Introduction to Avalanches featuring a team of avalanche educators and mountain guides introducing concepts about snow, avalanches and traveling safely in and near avalanche terrain

Dec. 15—Are We Taking Too Much Risk? Featuring Forecaster Chris Lundy, who asks if we’re taking more risk in the backcountry than we were 10 years ago

Jan. 6—Introduction to Avalanches

The Sawtooth Avalanche Center in Ketchum also has scheduled three field days covering avalanche rescue basics, snowpack layering and avalanche terrain identification. The full-day hands-on courses will be offered Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 and 9, likely near the SNRA and Galena Pass.

To learn more, visit Questions? Call 208-622-0095 or email


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