#KnowYourPark | Know Your Conditions

Know Your Conditions!

Pay attention to the snow conditions, the time of day (sun), first run vs. last run, wind and visibility. #KnowYourPark

The #KnowYourPark Instagram Photo and Video Contest is LIVE!

This social media contest is designed to encourage winter action sports enthusiasts to promote and share their personal photos and videos on Instagram demonstrating safety in ski and snowboard resort terrain parks. The goal of the contest is to engage snow sports lovers and generate excitement for and interest in the Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service.

#KnowYourPark is the fourth educational documentary High Fives has produced through its B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service that will be released worldwide on Thursday, October 16 in Truckee, CA!


The High Fives Foundation has teamed up with POC for the #KnowYourPark contest. In order to enter, photos and videos must be uploaded to the social media platform Instagram, include a tag: @hi5sfoundation and @pocsports use the hashtag #KnowYourPark, and illustrate one of the five core points to be highlighted in the educational film (these points are listed below). Participants doing so will be entered to win a prize package from POC valued at $480. Each prize package will include a POC Fornix Helmet (MRSP: $160), a POC Lid Goggle (MSRP: $200) and a POC Spine VPD 2.0 Back Protector (MSRP: $120).

The High Five Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. (Be. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations), program service is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching, education and video presentations to winter action sports enthusiasts of all ages. By working with POC, the High Five Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. program aims to raise awareness about inherent risks and rewards of skiing and riding within the terrain park. The goal of this campaign is simple; promote terrain park skiing and riding with an emphasis on smart decision-making.

It will highlight the following five core values:

• Know Your Terrain Park Conditions
• Know Your Terrain Park Features
• Know Your Terrain Park Progression
• Know Your Terrain Park Protection
• Know Your Terrain Park Etiquette

Thank you to the following companies and ski resorts for supporting the #KnowYourPark documentary: Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Smith Optics, SNOCRU, Rome Snowboards, GoPro, Sugarbush Resort, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.


High Fives to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for supporting #KnowYourPark documentary! 

About the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation:

Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation was founded in 1996 to be a unique foundation that serves the Lake Tahoe community by promoting philanthropy and non-profit collaboration. We exist not to support a single organization, but to address the broadest range of charitable issues by building a perpetual source of community capital. We manage charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations that turn to us to help fulfill their philanthropic intent.

To donors, we represent an effective and innovative giving vehicle, one that combines maximum tax savings with the opportunity to make a difference – forever – for those in the Tahoe Region.

To non-profits, we address community needs through grants along with operating the Donald W. Reynolds Non-Profit Center. We increase the capacity and effectiveness of organizations and improve the quality of life in the region.

To the community, we provide leadership in the Lake Tahoe Basin as an effective, independent arena for addressing difficult issues and advocating for needed programs, services or policies.

Learn more at (parasol.org)



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