As the second of their three-part 2014 TMS Avalanche Education Series, join fellow Tahoe backcountry enthusiasts for a free, community-oriented fun night at Tahoe Mountain Sports!
Elyse Saugstad will join everyone at this evening! Elyse is a professional skier and airbag backpack advocate who was saved by her pack in a large avalanche near Stevens Pass, WA, in 2012. Joining Elyse, ABS backpacks Rep John Clausen will be on-site to lead a technical discussion about avalanche airbag backpacks, how they work, survival rates and statistics, personal accounts and learning experiences from the field.
Watch Elyse Saugstad’s recent TEDx Talk, “When Passion and Fear Collide”:
Participants will get to activate their airbag packs during the event, which will add even more fun to the evening. Since all Avalanche Airbag Backpacks should be serviced annually, this is an opportunity for you to receive a free servicing and full canister for your ABS, The North Face, Mammut or Ortovox airbag pack. If you are interested in purchasing, this will be your best chance to save some dough on a brand new Avalanche Airbag Backpack.
Watch the High Fives Foundation B.A.S.I.C.S. Avalanche Awareness Video:
In case you can’t make the full event or just want to stop by and meet Elyse or blow off your canister, here’s the schedule for the night:
4:00-6:00 – Holiday Shopping & Athlete Reception with Elyse Saugstad at Tahoe Mountain Sports
6:00-6:30 – Formal Airbag Presentation with Elyse Saugstad at North Tahoe Event Center (NTEC)
6:30-7:15 – Technical Airbag Discussion with ABS (at NTEC)
7:15-7:30 – Pack Detonations and Free Cartridge Exchanges (at NTEC)
Read about the event on the Tahoe Mountain Sports blog: https://
Want a quick course in Avalanche Airbag technologies? Read this detailed blog about ABS packs: https://