Know Before You Go: SVSEF to offer Wilderness First Aid Course

The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is offering a Wilderness First Aid course for all athletes ages 15 and older. The course is administered through Wilderness Medicine Institute and part of SVSEF’s Mountain Adventure Curriculum. 

“This course has been very popular and sold out the last two seasons,” SVSEF Alpine Program Director Scott McGrew said. “This is knowledge all athletes and outdoor enthusiasts should have. Every activity we do has the potential to become a situation requiring medical assistance. The information in this course can help you make the right decision when necessary.”

Athletes who are younger than 15 and are interested in the course need to contact McGrew before registering. The Wilderness First Aid certification is good for two years and the course can also be submitted to most colleges for one credit. For more information on WMI visit

The course will be staged on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 with students meeting at SVSEF’s Engl Training Center at 215 Picabo Street at Warm Springs. Classwork will take place inside and outside. Sessions run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $175. Additional details and registration are available online through the SVSEF website via the following steps: 

  • Log in to your SVSEF account under “My Account” 
  • Click “Events”
  • Click “Wilderness First Aid”