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Welcome and thanks for tuning in to Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week! Each day of the week will feature a different backcountry topic leading up to a live – panel of professional athletes on Thursday, December 17th, hosted by Alpenglow Expeditions!

Sign-up for it HERE.

Today Alpenglow Expeditions, Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Backcountry Alliance, and Tahoe Mountain Sports will be providing an introduction to the backcountry and the risks of traveling in it. Check it out below:

Welcome from Sierra Avalanche Center


Backcountry Tips and Etiquette from Alpenglow Expeditions & Tahoe Backcountry Alliance

Introduction to the Backcountry

Why it’s dangerous.

  • Why you need to be worried: associated dangers & risks

Oh, and you can get an airbag canister refilled at Tahoe Mountain Sports, FOR FREE, when you test your pack at home. 

Details: Customers post a video of themselves deploying their airbag to Facebook or Instagram and tag @TahoeMountainSports with the hashtags #gearuptruckee and #takecaretahoe to get a free canister refill at Tahoe Mountain Sports between 12/4 – 12/18.

Only applies to compressed air canisters (Mammut, Ortovox, BCA, etc.) not to ABS, although we will have ABS canisters available for purchase or swap

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