Free community avalanche seminar at Alpenglow Sports |

Free community avalanche seminar at Alpenglow Sports

Special to the Sun
Courtesy PiepsIf you're going in the backcountry, get some advance avalanche education with Pieps and Alpenglow Sports.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Alpenglow Sports will host their second annual series of free community avalanche seminars on Friday, Dec. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. with industry leaders Pieps Avalanche Beacons and Liberty Mountain at Alpenglow Sports, 415 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

This seminar will help attendees better understand avalanche beacon function and the advancements of these vital backcountry tools over the past few years. The seminar will consist of an indoor and outdoor component, the majority of which will fall on education and field testing.

“We are firm believers in backcountry safety, education and most importantly, practice,” said shop owner Brendan Madigan. “In many ways, we feel that a backcountry shop should act as an informational conduit to the backcountry community at large when it comes to avalanche conditions, snow quality, and more. Our free annual community avalanche seminars provides a forum for the community to refresh their knowledge and practice avalanche safety skills with some of the best resources in the world. It’s a fun and informative evening, and we welcome backcountry enthusiasts of any ability level. Knowledge in the backcountry is key.”

Attendees will also receive 15 percent off all avalanche beacons and accessories, as well as free upgrades on Pieps avalanche beacons.

Please bring your favorite beacon, a headlamp and appropriate clothing for cold weather. Food and drink provided.

About Alpenglow Sports

Established in 1979, Alpenglow Sports is Tahoe City’s original mountain shop. Specializing in backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, backpacking, hiking, camping, and mountain lifestyle apparel, Alpenglow is always psyched to offer premier, user-based customer service.

Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 or email


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