For those that know about this great event, I am sure I will see you there, for those that don’t…be sure to attend if you can. Last year close to 600 people came to the Skinny Skis Avalanche Awareness night and we raised a bunch of cash for the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center and Teton County Search and Rescue. We also sell avalanche equipment at a discount and there will be industry reps on hand to answer any of your questions. Unfortunately Dynafit couldn’t make it, so find me if you have any questions. Jackson local, John Griber will give a slideshow from his recent travels.
About five years ago I was put in charge of the raffle portion of the event. It was good back then and we easily filled up a table with donated prizes from some of our best vendors at the store. A few years ago the raffle stepped up to two tables worth of prizes and I think this year it will actually be three. I can’t say enough good things about how generous the contributions have been and I thank all those that have helped us no doubt have another successful night. Some raffle highlights are:
- Full Season Pass to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Full Season Pass to Snow King Ski Area
- Powder Eight Pass to Grand Targhee
- 3 Avalanche Transceivers (Ortovox, Mammut, BCA)
- Yakima Ski Rack
- Multiple Backpacks (Black Diamond, Ortovox, BCA, Marmot, Dakine)
- Avalanche Shovels and Probes (Black Diamond, Ortovox, G3)
- Helmets/Goggles (Smith)
- Headlamps (Petzl)
- Sleeping Bag (Marmot)
- Clothing (Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Mountain Khakis, Mountain Hardwear, Cloudveil)
- Backcountry Magazine/Ski Journal Subscriptions
And honestly….this just scratches the surface. Sorry, but you have to be present to win. Although I can’t win any of this great gear, I’m still looking forward to Rod Newcomb’s talk. Every year he analyzes the current snowpack and forecasts what’s in store for the coming winter…and from what I can tell so far….what he says could be very interesting this year. Please come and show your support for our backcountry skiing community…I’ll even bribe you with some ‘Live to Ski’ stickers. Ciao for now!