Monday, November 2, 2020

November 9: Lake Tahoe Backcountry Skiing: How to Get Started

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The 2020 ski season is just around the corner, but with COVID-19 limiting access to your favorite ski area, what is an avid skier to do? Backcountry skiing promises no lines, a limited number of people, and the allure of carving turns through fresh snow, but before you head out, it is essential to have a solid understanding of what it takes to get out there responsibly, sustainably, and safely.

Join Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, on Monday, November 9th, for a panel discussion with a team of backcountry ski experts to help educate you on the essential things you need to know before you strap on your skins and head out. Some of the key topics we will cover:
  • Gear: What you really need to get started
  • Avalanche Safety 101 and Local AVI I certification resources
  • Lake Tahoe backcountry spots

Our Panelists will Include:
  • Andy Rathbun, Administrator and Moderator for San Francisco Backcountry Skiers
  • David Reichel, Executive Director of the Sierra Avalanche Center
  • Emily Hargraves, Chief Executive Babe of Backcountry Babes

The audience will learn a bit about each organization and their perspective on backcountry skiing in the Tahoe region. The audience will be able to submit questions to the panelists during the presentation.
Please join us on Monday, November 9th, at 5:00 PM online at The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on or log onto YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.
A suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of live streaming the event. Please donate at
You can find us at or sign up for email meeting announcements here: 

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