Avalanche Center Auction

Avalanche Center Auction

Post by CSA » Fri, 17 Nov 2000 04:00:00

The Third Annual Avalanche Center Fundraising Auction is Open!


Support avalanche safety, have some fun, get some cool stuff for yourself
or for a gift. This is not just avalanche related equipment but a variety
of outdoor goods, including soft goods as well as hardware.

Bidding will remain open until Dec 5. A few items remain to be posted, and
additional items will be added throughout the auction - so check back once
in a while. We will note new items in our updates over the next couple of

While the ski and snowboard industries remain conspicuously absent the
snowshoe companies have given a great show of support this year. We have
at least three different types of snowshoes on auction, and a pack by
Atlas as well.

There are several trips and classes to bid for this year - 4 days in one
of the new Ymir yurts near Nelson BC, a certificate from Berthoud Powder
Guides for guided skiing or avalanche training, and a certificate towards
a wilderness medical course from WMA.

Clothing includes a number of items from Prana, technical pants for women
from Wild Roses, a couple Marmot windstopper jackets, and the always
popular CSAC shirts.

There are other things as well, and last year we received items as the
auction was running. Industry support so far is still a bit below last
year but it's getting close, so we hope to receive a few more things yet.

As a small non-profit with no government support at all we rely on a
variety of sources of revenue to cover the costs of keeping up the largest
and most established avalanche related site on the web. The auction is
part of this, and the support from the contributing companies is
important. We encourage you to take note of who is supporting avalanche
safety and to keep that in mind.

Have a safe season and stay off the incidents page, which has already
gotten off to a start.

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