Intro to Avalanche Safety and FUNdraiser day with classroom, on-snow training and morning yoga.
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This December marks @jonessnowboards 8th annual Avalanche Awareness month. In celebration of learning, practicing, and always coming home safe, here are the 5 red flags...keep these in mind every time you are in the mountains. New Snow: 90% of human triggered avalanches happen within the first 24 hours after a storm. Recent Avalanches: If you see signs of natural avalanches, this is a sign that slopes are sliding without people getting on them. Collapsing, shooting cracks, Whumphing Noises: Nature is literally screaming in your ear! Rapid Temperature rise: Shallow loose snow and slab avalanches may occur as surface layers weaken rapidly. If deeper instabilities are present, deep slab avalanches could be triggered. Strong Wind: If the wind is strong enough to transport snow then the avalanche conditions can change from stable to dangerous without any new snow. // : @myshellparker
@jackiepaaso getting us ready to hit the slopes for some avalanche rescue drills. Practice, practice, practice! Statistically, a victim has only a 50% chance of survival if buried about 25 minutes. The first 15 minutes are especially critical. You want to be thorough and fast. Practice group drills with your backcountry partners and individual searches so that you are prepared if something were to happen. You are the help! // : @blattphoto / @scottfreeski
Our third clinic of the year is underway at @squawalpine! Here’s @leltone teaching companion rescue at @coppermtn last week. Have you guys practiced with your transceivers this year? Be prepared and constantly refresh your skills throughout the season. // : @blattphoto / @backcountryaccess / @eddiebauer
The first thing we do before heading out for a day of skiing is check the avalanche report. Today @kyphoto13 and her awesome group of @coppermtn ski patrol briefed us on what is going on in the local snowpack. We love you guys! Thanks for keeping us safe. // @reccorescuetechnology / @backcountryaccess / @friendsofcaic / : @blattphoto / #safeasclinics
This is a PSA to anyone who is currently wishing there were more clinics offered this year. Our waitlist for @squawalpine was so big that we decided to host another clinic on Monday the 11th at Squaw!!! Sign up at safeasclinics.com. Huge thank you to everyone for the support and for kicking your season off with us! // : @jenschmidtphoto
Currently running through all of our scholarship entries for our upcoming clinics. Reading the heartfelt messages and hearing about your passion for the mountains is such a fun aspect of this process. Thank you to all who sent in applications. We will announce by no later than Monday morning. Once again, huge thanks to @coalitionsnow and @shejumps for supporting this program! // #safeasclinics
We are really excited that our clinics have almost filled up and want to say thank you for starting your season with us. We also wanted to add a friendly reminder that our scholarship program is still up and running. Head over to safeasclinics.com and apply! Deadline is November 24th. Huge thank you to @shejumps and @coalitionsnow for continuously supporting this program and giving ladies the opportunity to join our class free of charge! Plus, who would want to learn from @ingridbackstrom !!! // : @jenschmidtphoto / #safeasclinics
Clearly, for @hibeams, winter has arrived! Resorts are opening and snow is falling. We are almost sold out with spots remaining only in our Saturday clinic at @coppermtn. With the season upon us, remember to not get complacent and always check the avy reports before heading out. If there’s enough snow to ski there’s enough snow to slide! // : @colin_wise_man
Did we mention the raffle at each of our clinics? With the generous support of our sponsors, we are pretty sure that this raffle is hard to beat and is a huge bonus to joining us for a fun and informational day. All of the proceeds from the raffle go towards benefiting the @hi5sfoundation @savycenter & the @friendsofcaic this year. We seriously have the best prizes ! / #safeasclinics
Tahoe friends! Tomorrow night, @myshellparker will be speaking on a panel to kick off the No Man’s Land film festival at the Sierra Nevada College alongside our friend @yogurecki who founded @coalitionsnow. This film festival is an all female adventure film series dedicated to highlighting the importance of women in the outdoors and gender equality. Event of from 6-9 PM. More information on our Facebook page! Sidenote: congrats to Michelle for winning Best Female Performance at this years @if3festival ! » @nomanslandfilmfestival / : @willwiss
Denver friends! Our very own @jackiepaaso will be at @evodenver on Monday evening from 6:30 to 9 ready to answer all of your questions about SAFE AS and sharing her film Evolution of Dreams. Don’t miss this opportunity to hang with Jackie brought to you by @norrona & @blizzardskis // : @freerideworldtour
An added bonus if you join our clinics is yoga in the morning! @sherrymcconkey will help us wake up at our @squawalpine clinics alongside Vinnie her pup who is particularly good at up dog. Big thanks to @lululemon for supporting yoga time! Note: we will also have yoga at our @coppermtn clinics! // : @jenschmidtphoto / #safeasclinics
Have you heard about our scholarship program? The most important part of SAFE AS is having as many people involved and educated as possible. We offer scholarships to anyone age 14 and up who are in need of financial support to begin or continue on their path of snow safety and education. Please visit www.safeasclinics.com to apply and get a chance to attend our clinic free of charge! Huge thank you to @coalitionsnow and @shejumps for helping to make the scholarship program possible! // : @jenschmidtphoto / #safeasclinics
There’s a lot to be excited about for this years clinics, like the fact that @hibeams is joining us for our @squawalpine stops on the 9th and 10th of December! Last year Hana volunteered her time to join us up in WA and her desire to share her passion for the mountains is clearly strong. We are honored to have her on board! Hana’s stoke always adds to the experience. // @ridesnowboards
Special announcement about our clinics Dec. 2nd and Dec. 3rd at @coppermtn!!! We just got word that @kimmyfasani will be joining us to teach at these two stops. Kimmy is at the front lines of big mountain snowboarding and has been a close inspiration and friend to all of us. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join the crew this year!!! : @oligagnonphoto
We all have a girl crush on our favorite instructor and hero @leltone! She is likely thinking about the fact that we just sold out on our Sunday clinic at @squawalpine. There is a little space left on our Saturday clinic (9th) and we are still excited about out @coppermtn stops (2nd & 3rd of Dec.) please help spread the word for our Copper clinics! We love teaching as many ladies as possible. // : @jenschmidtphoto / #safeasclinics / #skicalifornia
Registration is open and spots are filling up! Visit www.safeasclinics.com to grab a spot in this years clinics. Winter is right around the corner and it’s time to brush up on your rescue skills! Who wouldn’t want to learn from @ingridbackstrom . // : @jenschmidtphoto / #safeasclinics / #skicalifornia
Hey Tahoe friends! We are really excited to announce the premier of @hi5sfoundation #BASICS film this Friday at the @tahoearthaus. This film is all about snow safety and awareness and @elysesaugstad & @myshellparker are in it! Join Elyse and many other local athletes at the premier at 7 PM on Friday the 27th for a good time. // : @jenschmidtphoto / #skicalifornia / #safeasclinics
Registration is open for our clinics this December and we are really excited to announce that our Dec. 3rd clinic at @coppermtn and our Dec. 9th clinic at @squawalpine will be co-ed. If there is anyone that we love spending time in the mountains with, it might be @codytownsend who is joining us for our Squaw stop. Pictured here, Cody and @elysesaugstad simultaneously getting after it. Bring your family, your loved ones, or your favorite mountain partners for a good time! // #safeasclinics // #skicalifornia
Happy to share @hi5sfoundation B.A.S.I.C.S movie available online now. This film addresses the critical vulnerabilities an athlete inevitably encounters when enjoying the mountains. The documentary features many incredible athletes including @elysesaugstad, @myshellparker & @leltone. Check out basics.highfivesfoundation.org for full video.
We are all very excited for this upcoming season of S.A.F.E. A.S. this December. Happy to announce our dates and locations of Dec. 2nd and 3rd at @coppermtn and Dec. 9th & 10th at @squawalpine. We hope you can join us. Check our website www.safeasclinics.com to register. Please reach out with any questions. / #safeasclinics
Tahoe friends, tonight is the night for @mspfilms premier of Drop Everything featuring our amazing instructors @elysesaugstad, @codytownsend (pictured here), & @myshellparker. Oh and @jackiepaaso will be in the crowd too!!! We can’t wait to share this movie with our home town. Doors open at 7 at the Olympic Village Lodge in @squawalpine. Come one come all. Can’t wait to see you there.