Skiers And Riders Invited To Winter Long Backcountry Challenge

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Tahoe City, California - The 2012/2013 Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge continues its third year as Lake Tahoe's community-wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center, a vital yet underfunded resource for the Tahoe backcountry community.

According to a press release, for the winter of 2012/2013, participants can register for free at www.tahoevertical.com to log human-powered, backcountry vertical travel. When the cumulative goal of 15 million vertical feet of human-powered uphill travel is reached, Alpenglow Sports will make a $3000 donation to the Sierra Avalanche Center.

This is the opportunity for local backcountry enthusiasts to give back to the Sierra Avalanche Center at zero cost. Every single foot of uphill travel matters, and no number is too small. The event is designed to motivate, inspire, and bond the Tahoe backcountry community around a key resource for all methods of backcountry travel and recreation.

The event will run from November 15, 2012 through April 30, 2013 and data will be recorded at www.tahoevertical.com .

As extra incentive, podium prizes will be awarded for the top three men and women. Throughout the challenge any skier or rider that registers data is also eligible for a FREE bi-monthly raffle!


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