It’s always good to see an outdoor equipment company supporting their own community—especially when that support is aimed at keeping their customers safe in the backcountry.

That’s why we’re happy to share the news that Black Diamond Equipment is hosting its 20th annual fundraising party for the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) on Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 6-10pm in the parking lot of Black Diamond Equipment headquarters, 2084 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are extremely grateful to have a partner like BD who shares our vision and is committed to raising the standards of snow safety in the backcountry,” said Bruce Tremper, Director of the UAC. “Black Diamond’s annual fundraiser is one of the most critical sources of funding for the UAC. Nearly 70 percent of our funding comes from donations, fundraising events and grants. Last year’s event raised more than $65,000 and involved over 1100 members of the Wasatch backcountry skiing community.”
 
New at the fundraising event this year, the 1st annual UAC’s Mount Superior Award will be presented to a company or person based in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains who has shown excellence in the field of snow safety and/or a superior commitment to avalanche awareness. This award has been developed in order to annually highlight the significant and crucial work done by individuals and/or companies in Utah to keep backcountry skiers and riders informed and safe.

“The Mount Superior Award will allow us to acknowledge central figures in our community who are exemplary in terms of how much they give to the winter sports that we love to do in the backcountry,” said Tremper.

For more information, call 801-365-5522 or go to UtahAvalancheCenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the Black Diamond Store or online at UtahAvalancheCenter.org/donate.

post