Experts from around the Tahoe Basin and beyond are providing free virtual content and in-person events focused on backcountry safety and awareness.
Each day will focus on a different theme:
- Monday Dec 13: “Welcome to the New Backcountry”
- Tuesday Dec 14: “Preparing for the Backcountry”
- Wednesday Dec 15: “Be a Friend in the Backcountry”
- Thursday Dec 16: “Motors in the Backcountry”
- Friday Dec 17: “Backcountry Safety Summit”
- Saturday Dec 18: “Give Back and Get Together”
Be sure to add these live events to your calendar and register at the links below.
Hosted by: Blackbird Mountain Guides and Caltopo
Date: Tuesday Dec 14
Description: Digital mapping platforms place powerful planning tools right at your fingertips- but how do you actually use them to plan your ski day? Join Blackbird Mountain Guides and CalTopo for a 1-hour webinar focused on how to use digital mapping tools to plan your next backcountry ski tour. Topics include the best map layers for winter travel, identifying possible ascent routes, finding fall line skiing, evaluating current conditions and potential hazards, and integrating Caltopo and Google Earth to explore terrain further. There will be a 15-minute Q+A afterwards so come ready to expand your ski tour planning prowess.
Location: Tahoe Art Haus
Date: Showing every night through Wed Dec 15
Time: Showtimes at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Description: Film Screening
In this film, a taut autopsy of this disaster, key players dig through the painful memories to relive what happens when nature overwhelms. Buried is produced and directed by Tahoe locals Steven Siig and Jared Drake, who both live in Alpine Meadows. Steven Siig is also one of the Art Haus owners, and co-owner Mark Gogolewski is an executive producer of the movie. The film won the Audience Award at MountainFilm in Telluride, the Silver Audience Award at the Boulder International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the BendFilm Festival and Austin Film Festival, and was accepted into the prestigious Banff Film Festival and Whistler Film Festival. Directors Siig and Jared will be at most of the 7:30 pm screenings for Q&A, along with some of the main characters, through Dec. 9.
BUY TICKETS HERE. (Advance tickets are highly recommended)
Hosted by: Alpenglow Expeditions
Location: Alpenglow Expeditions in the Palisades Village
Date: Friday Dec 17
Time: 6 – 9pm
Description: Connect with other backcountry users at this happy hour event that will feature a discussion hosted by Dave Nettle, with professional skiers and riders Michelle Parker, Jeremy Jones, and Elyse Saugstad, along with members of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. Beer and wine will be poured by Sierra Nevada and Revelshine with proceeds benefiting Sierra Avalanche Center. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take advantage of discounts for Alpenglow Expeditions’ backcountry courses.
Hosted by: Tahoe Mountain Sports & Tahoe Donner
Location: Alder Creek Adventure Center in Truckee, CA
Date: Saturday Dec 18
Description: Come have fun learning how to use your equipment and practice using your avalanche beacon. You don’t want the first time you use your beacon to be in an avalanche scenario so come out to practice with yours or use one of the Ortovox state of the art avalanche transceivers that will be available for demo. Tahoe Mountain Sports will be providing practice stations at the educational event where participants will find hidden beacons using the equipment. Warm up with drinks, snacks, and socializing following the event in the Alder Creek Adventure Center! This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by: Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers
Location: Incline Lake Road OSV Parking, Mount Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511, United States
Date: Saturday Dec 18
Description: The Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers is a 501(c)3 run by a group of volunteers committed to winter avalanche safety education and practice, promoting positive backcountry experiences and snowmobile for all backcountry users, and advocating for motorized backcountry experiences and access for all, regardless of health-status, physical abilities, socioeconomic background, or culture. Join us on the third Saturday of the month at 10am to practice using your avalanche gear with our beacon park, all backcountry users are invited! If you would like to ride with us for the day, join us at 9 AM on those days to meet and greet other riders and their families, use our beacon park at 10 AM, group up into riding groups at 11 AM based on your riding level to go through the SAC Daily Flow as a group and set your radio channel, then at 11:30 AM ride while learning some new terrain and boundaries, while also improving your riding skills. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions or find us at LakeTahoeSnowmobilers.com or @laketahoesnowmobilers on Facebook and Instagram.