Hopefully, you’ll never need to know what to do if you get lost out in a Sierra winter. But it’s better to know what to do just in case.
Members of the nonprofit, all-volunteer Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSRT) will lead an easy snowshoe and cross-country ski trek to cover planning and preparation, proper dress and equipment, emergency shelters, etc on Saturday January 10, 2015 from 10am – 12pm at Sorensen’s in Hope Valley.
The 2 hour workshop is designed for ages 12 and older. You should come dressed for cold weather and the backcountry! Dress in warm layers; with gloves, hat, waterproof and warm footwear, bring your own snacks and water. Or, perhaps, have breakfast at Sorensen’s before the class begins. For lodging and class sign-ups, call Sorensen’s at 800.423-9949 or (530) 694.2203
$25 donation guests/$50 non-lodging guests – to benefit TNSRT
The donation is tax-deductible and will benefit TNSRT rescue efforts. The total amount of donations will be matched by Sorensen’s!
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSRT) was conceived in 1976 as a response to the death of a boy lost off the back side of Northstar-At-Tahoe ski area during a blizzard. There was, at the time, no organized backcountry ski team to help search for the boy. Desperate phone calls to some local Nordic skiers produced a search party that eventually located the youth, but only after it was too late. This group of skiers, along with the boy’s father (who today still remains one of the Nordic Team’s most active members), learned there was an important void to be filled. Thus, the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team was born. Based in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area, the Team has matured considerably after these many years but the goals remain the same: Conducting fast, safe rescues and educating the public on winter safety.