Sierra Avalanche Center fundraiser set for Nov. 21 | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Sierra Avalanche Center fundraiser set for Nov. 21

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Backcountry skiing is the fastest growing faction in winter sports. Along with the influx of backcountry enthusiasts, the sport is also seeing a dramatic increase in search and rescue missions.

Organizations like Sierra Avalanche Center are dedicated to bringing avalanche awareness and preparedness to all those entering into the beautiful but potentially hazardous backcountry.

Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop in Truckee is partnering with the nonprofit Sierra Avalanche Center for a fundraiser and information event from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the shop at 11368 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

Don Triplat, interim executive director of SAC, will talk about avalanche awareness and discuss backpack essentials for backcountry readiness should you be caught in a life-threatening situation.

Don will also demonstrate the use of Sierra Avalanche Center’s avalanche forecasting tool on its website.

The evening will start with a social hour, including beer and brats, while BCA, ABS and Black Diamond demonstrate hands-on avalanche airbag deployment techniques.

Granite Chief will sell raffle tickets for an Avalanche Airbag, snow shovels, snow probes, custom Amfit Orthotics, Granite Chief Ski Service Cards, and more.

Visit sierraavalanchecenter.org to learn more about the center, or granitechief.com to learn more about Granite Chief.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User