By: randosteve|Posted on: November 29, 2011|Posted in: Avalanche Awareness Night | 13 comments

It’s that time of year again, and the Skinny Skis Avalanche Awareness Night is this
Thursday, December 1st, from 6-9pm in the Grand Teton Room at Snow King.

(Details below.)

This event has become quite huge over the years and this year it is slated to be better than ever. Our guest speaker is Karl Birkeland, who is the Avalanche Scientist for the US Forest Service National Avalanche Center and holds an immense amount of knowledge about everything relating to avalanches. I met Karl  while attending the National Avalanche School in SLC one year and thought he was great. I think you will too!

As usual, there will be a HUGE raffle. Last year, we (the JH ski community) were able to raise ~$8500 for Teton Country Search and Rescue, as well as our local BTNF Avy Hotline. FNKA, that kicks ass…THANK YOU!!! This year, I am trying to up the ante and top it…maybe even reach the 10k mark.   While trying to reach that goal, I’ve been busting butt soliciting prizes from all of our great vendors and local resorts, and so far have collected about $13,000 worth of prizes, including full season passes to both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee, skis from Black Diamond, AT boots from Scarpa, transceivers from BCA, Ortovox, Pieps and Mammut, ski packs from The North Face, Marmot and Camelbak, technical and down jackets from Patagonia, Arc’teryx, Mountain Hardwear and Outdoor Research, bindings from Voile, an altimeter watch from Suunto…and there is lots more.

So please, come on out and have a good time! Learn about the latest trends and gear relating to avy safety and maybe you will win something sweet! At the very least, you know you will be helping and supporting two great organizations that we, as skiers, often rely on and might use quite often. Thanks…and see you there!!! –Steve