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In The News – Third annual Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week starts Dec. 11

December 10, 2023 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Sierra Sun 12/09/2023, Submitted

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – From athlete panel sessions about backcountry safety to guided on-snow events and a film fest, the third annual Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week is chock full of events and online content curated by Take Care Tahoe. From December 11-16, 2023, both novice and experienced backcountry enthusiasts will have opportunities to learn how to safely recreate in the backcountry this winter. 

“The collaboration we see leading up to and during Backcountry Safety Awareness Week is awesome and it goes beyond one week in December,” said Anthony Cupaiuolo, executive director of the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. “The efforts during this week help further everyone’s common goal of getting folks out and enjoying our public lands – and doing so safely.”

Started in 2020 to help educate the growing number of people who venture into the Tahoe backcountry about the importance of safety, preparedness and etiquette, Tahoe Backcountry Safety Awareness Week convenes experts and partners in the Tahoe Basin and beyond to offer educational sessions, panel discussions, film screenings, opportunities to test safety equipment and more.


Photo Credit: Justin Peverini

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