and#8216;A Wall of White:and#8217; Jennifer Woodlief comes to speak at the Resort at Squaw Creek
March 8, 2010
Jennifer Woodlief is the author of and#8220;A Wall of White,and#8221; 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 and#8220;A Wall of White, The True Story of Heroism and Survival in the Face of a Deadly Avalanche,and#8221; 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, and#8220;A Wall of Whiteand#8221; 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, and#8220;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.