Everyone’s favorite season is just around the corner, and with winter’s return comes the highly-anticipated return of, but new to the Colorado area, SAFE AS—only the most fun and important way to welcome the winter season!
SAFE AS (Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education and Avalanche Snow Safety) invites women ages 14 and up with intermediate or better skiing or snowboarding ability to an introductory avalanche course bundled up in a fun-filled day of yoga, classroom and on-hill instruction, food, camaraderie, and an apres-ski party with an overflowing raffle of prizes by sponsors. The SAFE AS curriculum benefits everyone from seasoned backcountry adventurers with previous avalanche education to the merely curious, as well as backcountry novices and everyone in between.
For the third year in a row, certified AIARE instructor and Alaskan heli-guide Lel Tone will lead each one-day snow safety and avalanche course, assisted by professional skiers Elyse Saugstad, Michelle Parker, and Jackie Paaso, professional snowboarder Robin Van Gyn, and the expert yoga guidance of Sherry McConkey. Their aim is to provide critical information and education in a fun, open, encouraging environment, with an emphasis on discussion, participation, and hands-on learning.
We put the FUN back into FUNdrasier, giving back to local snow safety charities and organizations doing good things in our communities. The money raised at the two events at Copper Mountain Resort will benefit AIARE’s Project Zero, an initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate avalanche fatalities.
We hope to see you (or, if you’re a guy, a woman you care about) there!
- Sunday, Dec 7th – Squaw Valley, CA
- Monday, Dec 8th – Squaw Valley, CA
- Saturday, Dec 13th – Crystal Mountain, WA
- Sunday, Dec 14th – Stevens Pass, WA
- Saturday, Dec 21st – Copper Mountain, CO ***new stop!!!
- Sunday, Dec 22nd – Copper Mountain, CO ***new stop!!!
SAFE AS is made possible through the support of many incredible sponsors including: Summit County Ford, ABS, MIPS, BCA, Nature’s Bakery, Mountain Hardwear, ABS, Ortovox, Hestra, Arcade Belts, Flylow, Scott, Nature’s Bakery, Backcountry.com, Helly Hansen, Eddie Bauer, Moment, GoPro, AIARE, Giro, The North Face, Volkl/Marker, Hestra, Coalition Snow, Anon, Kicker, Wildflour Bakery, Tahoe Mountain Sports, and SASS Global Travel.
More info and registration at SafeAsClinics.org. Hang out with us on Twitter and Instagram at @safeasclinics and on Facebook at facebook.com/safeasclinics.
Michelle Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elyse Saugstad, email@example.com