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Read, interpret, decide — analyzing Tahoe avalanche reports

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On Tuesday, Feb. 4, representatives from the Sierra Avalanche Center, a Lake Tahoe nonprofit dedicated to providing free daily avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada, will lead a presentation about how to properly read and interpret avalanche reports.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical and situational issues that arise in the field to create a good platform for safe decision making in the backcountry.

There will be a large raffle at this event — everybody is sure to walk away with something.

All proceeds and a portion of sales from this evening at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach will benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center.

The evening will begin with an hour-long reception at Tahoe Mountain Sports, offering a chance to mingle with backcountry travelers and members of the nonprofit.

Attendees will then walk across the street to the North Tahoe Event Center for a formal presentation with the Sierra Avalanche Center.

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The reception begins at 5 p.m. at TMS, with the presentation taking place at 6 p.m. at the event center. The raffle begins at 7:15 p.m.

Raffle donations are provided by 22 Designs, Arva Equipment, Black Diamond, Boreas Gear, Honey Stinger, Marker Bindings, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Ortovox, Osprey, Pieps, Smith Optics and Vapur, among others.

Tahoe Mountain Sports is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week, at 8331 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit

Learn more about the Sierra Avalanche Center at

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