3-part avalanche education workshop starts this week in Truckee
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Tahoe Mountain Sports will host a three-part avalanche education series, in partnership with Ortovox, that will help Tahoe locals and visitors “Master the Mountain” this winter season.
“Bringing this level of education to the public is the kind of thing we’re really proud to be supporting,” said David Polivy, owner of TMS. “Working with the professionals at Ortovox and area experts assures that we are delivering free, quality education to local adventurers.”
While the series is broken down into three separate classes, you don’t need to be at all three, although tthey are better together.
The series will offer those in attendance a basic understanding of various topics surrounding avalanches, safety equipment and more. “
“These free sessions are not meant to replace an official Level I AIRIE class, but instead are intended to give a taste of the type of information you can expect from a formal avalanche education,” according to a news release from TMS.
Series dates are as follows:
Nov. 16, 2016: Hear from the experts on how to read avalanche reports, employ good decision making in the backcountry and get the weather outlook for the 2016-17 season.
Dec. 14, 2016: Beacons and Beers! Practice the basics of avalanche rescue and learn the history and technologies behind transceivers.
Jan. 21, 2017: Watch and listen to gear reps battle it out to prove to you why their avalanche airbag pack is the safest and most effective.
Each class will offer light refreshments and special in-store deals. Doors open at 6 p.m., presentations at 6:30 at the TMS store at 11200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
The lead series sponsor is Ortovox, with Black Diamond, Arva Snow Safety Equipment, Backcountry Access and 101.5 FM Truckee-Tahoe Radio also sponsoring. Visit ahoemountainsports.com to learn more.
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