Free Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Squaw Valley

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January 9, 2006

Olympic Valley, CA - (News Release) - Skiing and snowboarding are more than just hobbies for many who live in and around the Tahoe area, but something that many snow sport enthusiasts lack is avalanche education and awareness.  For all of you who need to expand your knowledge of this important topic, the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol Avalanche Education Fund Presents "Steep and Deep.  The annual "Steep and Deep event is a free avalanche awareness clinic that includes multi-media presentations by local guides, extreme skiers, weather forecasters, terrain analysts, and more.  This clinic is more than just informative, for many hardcore skiers and snowboarders, it is necessary.

The event will take place at Plaza Bar in Squaw on Friday January 20th at 7 pm.  All ages are welcome so bring your kids, your grandparents, or anyone who needs to know more about avalanche safety.  Best of all, you (and all friends and family) can attend this clinic absolutely free of charge.

Not only is the clinic free, Squaw Valley Ski Patrol will be raffling off some nifty prizes from the event's sponsors.  Therefore, in exchange for your desire to educate yourself in avalanche safety, you also get the chance to win some cool prizes from: Diamond, Atomic, Winterstick Snowboards, Optic Nerve, Gu energy gel, Cloudveil, The North Face, Granger's, bca, Voile, Fischer, Ortovox,  Chums, Marmot, Clif Bar, Jytte, Bio Bio, and of course Squaw Valley USA.

Basically, this event is free, open to all ages, and extremely informative.  The "Steep and Deep clinic will provide information that could save your life.  Friday, January 20th, 7 pm, Plaza Bar, Squaw, be there! No excuses.