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Astronomy Snowshoe – February 21, 2020

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Available 19 Refundable Deposit $25

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Description:

One of the most unique and exciting Mountain Festival events is our annual Astronomy Snowshoe, led by Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. This is a family friendly evening for all ages and you will spend the evening observing celestial objects under the Lake Tahoe night sky. If shooting stars do not make an appearance, expect to learn a bit more about our place in the universe, neighboring planets, our home galaxy, stars, constellations, and much more.

The Astronomy Snowshoe event will be hosted at Lake Forest Beach and led by Stargaze Tahoe’s, Ashlen Clemens.

Make sure to bring warm clothes, a headlamp and a thermos with warm liquid! We politely request that you bring your own snowshoes for the event or rent them from Alpenlgow Sports, where discounted demo equipment will be made available to registered participants. Other strongly encouraged items include: warm clothing for any type of winter weather conditions, both an insulated jacket and waterproof shell, poles for balance and stability, insulated and waterproof footwear, at least one liter of water, snacks and any other items you may deem necessary.

** Kindly disregard below language regarding avalanche safety protocol – this is not needed. **

Equipment Requirements:

  • Snowshoes
  • Insulated & Waterproof Footwear
  • Headlamp
  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproof Outerlayers
  • Personal Items (food, water, sunscreen)

IF YOU DO NOT FIT THIS CRITERIA PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER!

Discounted demo equipment will be made available to registered participants via email by mid January. ​
Participants must possess their own avalanche safety equipment (beacon, shovel, probe, pack) and requisite backcountry touring gear (skis, splitboards, bindings, boots, skins, poles, etc.) Please no snowshoes, metal-edge (fish-scale) touring equipment, or dogs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Beginner/Intermediate Physical Condition
  • Ability to be outside for 3-4 hours
  • Ability to ascend minor inclines without problem

IF YOU DO NOT FIT THIS CRITERIA PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER!

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*PLEASE NOTE! In the spirit of inclusivity we are limiting participants to four tours. This does not include workshops, Backcountry Basics, etc. Registration for most events requires a deposit, which varies from $25-$100, that is refunded upon participation. Cancellations are not allowed after February 1st and all calendar adjustments prior to February 1st are subject to a $10 adjustment fee. Any excess garnered from the cancellation policy will be donated to Protect Our Winters and the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance.

**Please also note that you will be sent a complete equipment list for each individual event by the middle of January. Additionally, if you have registered for any backcountry tour you will be contacted 72 hours prior to the tour with the exact location. This is irrelevant if your chosen tour stipulates a location, but for others we want to assess the snow and avalanche conditions for others closer to the event. The goal is to show you the best time possible which requires a decision closer to each tour.

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Ticket Astronomy Snowshoe
$ 25.00
19 available
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