FREE AVY ED SERIES CONTINUES AT TAHOE MOUNTAIN SPORTS

Final installment of three-part series presented by Ortovox delves into avalanche airbag packs

On Jan. 27, the final installment of Tahoe Mountain Sports’ free 2015-16 Avy Education Series wraps up with “Avalanche Airbag Sessions.”

On Jan. 27, the final installment of Tahoe Mountain Sports’ free 2015-16 Avy Education Series wraps up with “Avalanche Airbag Sessions.”

With El Niño delivering epic days in the backcountry, Tahoe Mountain Sports’ continuing Avalanche Education Series is not only educational but timely.

On Jan. 27, the final installment of Tahoe Mountain Sports’ free 2015-16 Avy Education Series wraps up with “Avalanche Airbag Sessions,” presented by Ortovox. The night’s highlight will be the “Rep War,” where representatives from major airbag companies debate each other on who makes superior airbag systems. A season-ending raffle supporting Sierra Avalanche Center will follow with the grand prize of a Mammut airbag pack ($900 value) highlighting the evening.

In addition to free, hands-on activities, TMS will offer special, in-store deals during the Jan. 27 event.

While the series is not intended to be an end-all education on avalanche safety, it is an exceptional opportunity to learn directly from Truckee-Tahoe’s resident mountain experts and local non-profits, such as the Sierra Avalanche Center.

The event is free and held at Tahoe Mountain Sports; 11200 Donner Pass Rd. in Truckee. Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m.

Part 3 – Avalanche Airbag Sessions – Rep War & Party
Weds Jan. 27, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Learn the physics behind avalanche airbag packs and understand the differences between passive and active backcountry safety gear. The night’s highlight will be the “Rep War,” where representatives from major airbag companies debate each other on who makes superior airbag systems. TMS will offer free exchanges of all air or gas cylinders this night only in an effort to practice and to test your system. A season-ending raffle supporting Sierra Avalanche Center will follow with the grand prize of a Mammut airbag pack ($900 value) highlighting the evening. Ortovox presents this event with additional support from The North Face, Black Diamond, Mammut and Backcountry Access (BCA).




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