Avy awareness non-profit holds sixth annual fundraiser
Who is ESAC you ask? Why the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, the collaborative partnership between the Inyo National Forest and a 501(c)3 nonprofit “Friends of” organization. Its mission is to advise and educate the public on backcountry conditions in the Eastern Sierra, but on Jan. 16, its mission is also to celebrate another great season of snow while fund-raising for its cause.
In a year where Mammoth has the most snow in the world, avalanche forecasting is more important than ever. Help keep ESAC alive and kicking by attending its sixth annual fundraiser on Jan. 16.
Certified guides will be hosting FREE Avalanche Awareness Workshops during the day (see below), and ESAC will be hosting Chris Davenport for a presentation of his new movie Australis – An Antarctic Ski Odyssey and signing of his new book Fifty Classic Ski Descents.
DAYTIME SEMINAR PROGRAM:
– Where: Palisades Room (Grand Sierra Lodge) – Village @ Mammoth
** It’s a holiday weekend, so think about taking public transportation!
– When: Registration / Check In begins at noon
Session 1 : 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2 : 3 – 4:30 p.m.
– What: Three FREE workshops/seminars:
1. Rescue Tactics
2. Terrain Evaluation & Planning
3. Using ESAC as a Resource
More information and pre-registration available online at www.esavalanche.org.
– Where: Grizzly Theater (Canyon Lodge)
** We will be running the Village Gondola
– When: Doors, bar, book signing, and silent auction @ 6pm
Presentation, movie & more starting @ 7pm
– What: Join Chris Davenport for a showing of his new movie, Australis – an Antarctic Ski Odyssey (http://vimeo.com/9025595) and signing of his new book Fifty Classic Ski Descents. A huge raffle (ESAC style) will follow.