January 15, 2015
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
The Sierra Avalanche Center is kicking off their Avalanche Awareness and Inspiration series at the Lake Tahoe Community College on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm. Snow nerd extraordinaire Travis Feist will be talking avalanches and globetrotting adventurer Todd Offenbacher will be sharing stories and images from skiing in both the Arctic and Antarctica.
This is a not to miss night of information to help you stay safe in the backcountry. The SAC 4 stop tour will visit Reno, Truckee, Tahoe City, and South Lake Tahoe. The shows will cover the basics of avalanche safety and look into the “process” of group decision making. These presentations will help everyone from the novice to the experienced user continue to develop the skills needed to travel safely in avalanche terrain.
- South Lake Tahoe ~ Jan 16, 2015 7pm LTCC Student Center, One College Drive
- Truckee ~ Jan 31, 2015 7pm TDPRD Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St
- Reno ~ Feb 6, 2015 7pm Patagonia Outlet Store, 8550 White Fir st
- Tahoe City ~ Feb 25, 2015 7pm Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema, 475 North Lake Blvd
Suggested donation $10 for entry will get you 1 raffle ticket and a chance to support SAC by joining the fun and winning a great prize. All proceeds benefit Sierra Avalanche Center bringing you the information you need to access the backcountry.
Tahoe relies on Sierra Avalanche Center. Click this link for the daily Avalanche Advisory: http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory
Sierra Avalanche Center
To help keep backcountry travelers informed about snow pack stability, the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) headquartered out of Truckee posts a daily advisory that covers the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass on the north and Sonora Pass on the south. The advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries and describes general avalanche conditions. Local variations always occur. The information in the advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
SAC is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who have spent lifetimes guiding, teaching and playing in the backcountry and know the inherent risks.