‘A Wall of White:’ Jennifer Woodlief comes to speak at the Resort at Squaw Creek
March 8, 2010
Jennifer Woodlief is the author of “A Wall of White,” the story of the deadly avalanche at Alpine Meadows Ski Area during the 1982/1983 ski season, will present for the Squaw valley Institute, Resort at Squaw Creek, Thursday, March 11. Doors open for SVI members at 5:20 p.m., general public at 5:30 p.m. Please note the early time. No-host bar opens at 5:30 p.m., lecture begin at 6 p.m. Cost, $10 to Squaw Valley Institute with children and students with ID are free. For more information visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call 581-4138.
Jennifer Woodlief will discuss her San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller “A Wall of White, The True Story of Heroism and Survival in the Face of a Deadly Avalanche,” a gripping tale of man vs. nature. With the gasping suspense of a death-defying thriller, Jennifer Woodlief chronicles the once-in-a-century cataclysmic event that claimed seven lives, tested the mettle of a rowdy but resolute team of rescue workers and ultimately proved a tale of triumph over death with the rescue of Anna Conrad, a young woman saved after five harrowing days spent buried alive under the snow. Masterfully recounted by Woodlief, “A Wall of White” is an unparalleled look at one of the largest and most destructive avalanche disasters in U.S. history.
Woodlief has worked as a reporter for Sports Illustrated as well as an assistant district attorney and a CIA case officer with a top-secret clearance. Her first book, “Ski to Die: The Bill Johnson Story, was published in 2005 and optioned by Warner Bros. for a movie. She splits her time between Truckee and Tiburon, Calif.