Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center wish to celebrate the work and life of Doug Abromeit (1948-2013) by starting an avalanche education scholarship in Doug’s name to further avalanche education and awareness here in Sandpoint, Doug’s home town, and North Idaho.
What: The Scholarship will provide one recipient the tuition for a Level 1 Avalanche Course in 2017.
Who: Those interested in backcountry skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, mountaineering, or snowshoeing are the intended groups. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 24.
How: To apply, write an essay no longer than 400 words explaining why you should be selected to attend the Level 1 Avalanche Course and how you will use this education to promote avalanche awareness.
When: Essays must be submitted by January 12th, 2017. Please include your name, age, mailing address and a phone number. Hardcopy essays can be mailed to:
Sandpoint Ranger District
1602 Ontario St.
Sandpoint, ID. 83864
Electronic versions, pdf or doc files please, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Scholarship winner will be announced on January 17th. Winners will attend the Level 1 Avalanche Course in 2017. Dependents under the age of 18 will need written parental consent to attend.
To Donate: To donate to the Doug Abromeit Avalanche Scholarship make checks payable to the Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (FIPAC), note that funds are for Abromeit Scholarship. Mail checks to:
Friends of IPAC
PO Box 405
Ponderay, ID. 83852
CONGRATULATIONS TO HUNTER HYDE, THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 DOUG ABROMEIT AVALANCHE SCHOLARSHIP! IPAC WILL SEND HUNTER TO THE IPAC/SELKIRK POWDER LEVEL 1 AVY CLASS NEXT MONTH AT SCHWEITZER! NICE GOING HUNTER!