Look out Tahoe, it's dumping knowledge! We're psyched to be part of Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week for the second year in a row, December 13-19, 2021. This week-long event is a combination of online content and in-person events designed to inform backcountry users of all experience levels of the hazards the backcountry poses in the Lake Tahoe area.
The event is organized and promoted by local non-profits and businesses, including Blackbird Mountain Guides. We're using the week to share some information on how to assess and prepare for the hazards of the backcountry. The big things we're pushing during this week are education and preparedness. Take an avalanche course and get the gear!
We'll be sharing information on:
- Ski Helmets
- Avalanche Transceivers
- How to get started in backcountry skiing. We'll have more on this soon, our blog provides a baseline for How to Become a Backcountry Skier.
To get started with Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week, sign up here!
We kicked off today with an appearance on Good Day Sacremento with Ashley Willams. It was a fun interview! Blackbird Owner, Zeb Blais, talked backcountry safety and demonstrated how to deploy an avalanche airbag.
Partners for the Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week include:
Blackbird Mountain Guides,
Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center,
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency,
Lake Tahoe Community College,
Sierra Nevada University,
Lake Tahoe Snowmobilers,
Tahoe Sports Hub,
North America Ski Training & Climbing,
International Alpine Guides,
Golden State Guiding,
Sierra Mountain Guides,
Incline Village General Improvement District,
Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority,
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association,
Town of Truckee,
Nevada Department of Outdoor Recreation,