Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Northeast and California Backcountry Events

Northeasterners, fear not--we haven't forgotten about you! Mammut reps will be attending a few backcountry ski/board and snow safety events this winter and spring in the Northeast region.  Most offer clinics, practice and a chance to check out gear--it isn't as easy to find quality info and equipment selection in the Northeast as it is in other areas, so if you have questions or want to see the gear firsthand, this is a great opportunity to check out some of the coolest backcountry in the East, along with the latest backcountry travel and safety equipment.  If you're interested in checking out a new beacon or pack, or have questions about backcountry safety or equipment for us, stop by and say hi!

NOTICE:  Unfortunately, the 2017 Mountaineer Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival (link) in Keene Valley, NY has been CANCELLED due to the unseasonably warm weather making for no-go conditions on many of the event venues.
 There is an in-store clinic still being held, but make sure to check the Mountaineer website or call for details before you come.  The silder lining of fickle Northeast weather is the freeze/thaw conditions should make for some great ice climbing conditions so if you are game it's still worth considering a trip.

Save the Date!  We just heard a rumor there will be a fundraiser event for the Mount Washington Avalanche Center put on by Friends of Tuckermans Ravine (link) on March 2nd at Allspeed Cyclery in Portland, ME, and another event in the Boston area later in the month.  We'll update this post with details as they're available, but it sounds like a fun evening and a few lucky individuals could walk away with some great prizes.  With Forest Service budget cuts a real possibility these fundraisers are critical to maintaining the avalanche center and the services and education they provide, so make sure to go if you're in the area!

Mammut is proud to be a part of the first annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival (link) March 10-12, 2017 in Intervale, NH.

  • Local reps will be available to answer questions about Mammut gear including packs, airbags, and the new BarryvoxS and Barryvox transceivers.  
  • Festival basecamp and demos will be at Ragged Mountain Equipment March 11th & 12th.  
  • Registration and additional information is at the link above

California Skiers and Riders, hope you are all enjoying your snowpack this year--must be nice to measure things in meters instead of feet for a change!  (except shoveling the driveway...and the roof...sorry about that...)

Mammut will attend the Beacon and Eggs (Link) event at Alpine Meadows on Easter Sunday, April 16th in Tahoe City, CA.

  • The event is held from 9-12 at the top of the Subway lift.
  • Bring your own beacon for a chance to win a Bronze Tahoe Super Pass along with other prizes donated by sponsors.

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