Kick the season off right with the California Premiere of the new “Know Before You Go” Avalanche Awareness Program on Saturday, December 12th at 4pm in the Cathedral Lounge,Bear Valley Lodge in Bear Valley!
Come to learn the basics of where to go, when to go and what to bring when you are headed into the wild white yonder!
The program will be presented by Craig Gordon and Paul Diegel from Utah Avalanche Center
This event is organized and host by Nickolay Dodov Foundation for Snow Sports Safety Awareness with support from Theo Meiner Snow Safety Foundation.
We are dedicating our Second Annual Safety Awareness Presentation in loving memory of the US Ski members Bruce Astle and Ronnie Berlack
Utah Avalanche Center worked on the complete revision of the program as a collaborative project in partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Avalanche Canada, Red Bull, Brain Farm, American Avalanche Association, American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, Forest Service National Avalanche Center, Sierra Avalanche Center, Backcountry Access, Sherpa Cinema, and many others.
The project features a new video with interviews from athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin, Jimmy Chin, Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones and Chris Davenport.
The avalanche centers in the U.S. and Canada are adopting the new program into their educational programs. KBYG is poised to launch across North America this coming winter season
Our good friends from Bear Valley Real Estate and Vacation Rentals have graciously invited all of us for food and drink at their Annual Open House held in their office following the Avalanche Awareness Presentation. Then at 7 p.m. head back to the Cathedral Lounge for the Annual Winter Sports History Night honoring Nickolay Dodov Foundation, Bear Valley’s National Ski Patrols and ex ski patroller Peter Hayes with Ebbetts Pass History Association Annual award.
Get this on your calendar! It’s a not to miss event! Come out and enjoy a great educational event, wine and food reception and the Annual Sports History nigh in Bear Valley!
Nickolay Dodov Foundation Future Presentations of “Know Before You Go”
December 6th to Sierra At Tahoe race teams and instructors
December 12th to Bear Valley locals and guests
Late December to Kirkwood race teams
Late December to Avery Middle School
Late December to the backcountry enthusiasts in Sofia, Bulgaria
Early January to Bear Valley race teams and staff
Late January to Dodge Ridge race teams
Nickolay Dodov Foundation is 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable Corporation #46-3764229. We are registered with Schwab Charitable.
Please come to our event in Bear Valley on December 12th!
Donation are always welcome. Thank you for your support!
Nickolay Dodov Foundation first presentation of the Avalanche Awareness Program “Know Before You Go” was on November 8th at Squaw Valley for the Far West Skiing Fall Convention ski racing teams and their parents The presentation was with the support of John Jackson, Matty Massaglia, Daron Rahlves, The Director of Sierra Avalanche Center Don Triplat, Bear Valley locals Nancy and Greg Page, Ellen Hoffman and our avalanche educator Paul Henrickson. Our presentation was part of Sierra Avalanche Center Avy weekend.
From John Jackson; “The @nickolaydodovfoundation did a great job today educating the kids on how to play safely in the mountains. Being aware of Avalanche danger is so important. Check forecasts, communicate with your crew, practice using your safety equipment, and be patient for good conditions! I’m very honored to be a part of this program. Thanks to the #sierraavalanchecenter @savycenter and @utavy for the support.”—
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Note from Cindy Berlack;
IN memory of Bryce and Ronnie, there will be a large avalanche event at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort , NH on 11/7.
Each year Nickolay Dodov Foundation gives away an award to an organization providing snow safety awareness. This award is dedicated to the memory of Marty and Denali , father and son, and Bear Valley local climbers, who were killed while climbing K2, 2 years ago. This year we would like present the Award to Sierra Avalanche Center, for their efforts to inform and educate the public about backcountry avalanche conditions.