The wind is howling across the lake, snow is in the forecast, and the 2011-2012 ski season is right around the corner. It’s never too early, or too late to start avalanche training exercises, and Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City is already set to give us some free training and advice before the ski season fully gets underway.
The mountains give us all a lot, and they also have the power to take it all back. I can’t stress enough how important it is to minimally have a basic understanding of how to properly use your safety equipment in the backcountry, and this effort will be a great way to start off the season either learning, or refreshing necessary skills.
From the gals and guys at Alpenglow: Alpenglow Sports has partnered with industry leaders Liberty Mountain and Pieps Avalanche Beacons to offer the Lake Tahoe community a free avalanche safety evening on October 25, 2011. 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 last three hours, and will consist of an indoor and outdoor component, the majority of which will fall on education and field testing. Please bring your favorite beacon, a headlamp and appropriate clothing for cold weather. Food and drink provided. Discounts on avalanche beacons and half-price upgrades on Pieps avalanche beacons. For more information, please call 530.583.6917 or check out the Alpenglow Sports “Events” page on Facebook.
We’ll see you there!