A Locals/Benefit Day at Durango Mountain Resort on Dec. 19 will benefit the Silverton Avalanche School.
Proceeds from the Locals/Benefit Day will help SAS develop new avalanche education outreach programs for the the San Juan Mountain community.
The Silverton Avalanche School will be offering free avalanche awareness clinics throughout the day during the Locals/Benefit Day.
Check on our website for details on how to register (www.avyschool.org). Discounted Lift Tickets will be available for purchase in Silverton at the Avalanche Cafe and the Silverton Visitors Center. Lift tickets may also be purchased in Durango at Pine Needle Mountaineering. Coupons for the discounted tickets are available in the Durango Telegraph.
The Clinics (Beacon Basics, Strategic Shoveling, Constructing an Improvised Rescue Sled). Register online at www.avyschool.org. Space is limited so sign up quickly.
Silverton Avalanche School has support from the following companies; from Backcountry Access and Black Diamond, Smith Optics, Osprey Packs, Pieps and Brooks Range Mountaineering. Local businesses Venture Snowboards, Scotty Bob Skis, Mountain Boy, Montanyas Distillers and Silverton Mountain are all providing giveaways and prizes throughout the season.
You can buy a drawing ticket for the customized Scotty Bob Skis at the Avalanche Cafe and a Venture Split Board at Backcountry Experience in Durango.
Pine Needle Mountaineering is also sponsoring our efforts. All the proceeds go to operate the San Juan County Search and Rescue Team.
Please contact Jim Donovan for more information regarding our new programs for the 2011 season at (970) 903-7039.