Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Inc. Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, Inc.

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TNSAR Training

The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team holds several training sessions every month throughout the autumn, winter, and spring. Training exercises vary from the ubiquitous terrain familiarization to first aid, avalanche safety or backcountry navigation. The Team trainings are designed to be fun and informative and all Team members are encouraged to attend. The TNSAR garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City, next to the Tahoe City Fire Department.

The following important notes are for training participants:

The following important notes are for training leaders:

DECEMBER 8 (Sat) -- SNOWCAT HOW TO

Dry and hopefully wetland training for all those who want a heated cab for their winter searching. Everyone welcome

DECEMBER 12 (Wed) -- TMS AVY NIGHT
Bring your beacon and avy pack for the Avy night and raffle at Alibi Brewery. Proceeds benifit TNSAR

DECEMBER 16 (Sun) -- CASTLE PEAK TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION
Come out for a ski and beacon training in the Castle Peak area. Bring a lunch

DECEMBER 17 (Mon) -- COORDINATORS TRAINING
Location TBD, PUD conference room or station 51 depending on availability. We will cover the callout process, the team's new paging system, and work on getting people properly setup with everbridge

DECEMBER 21 (Fri) -- TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION- ALPINE MEADOWS
back side of Alpine - Grouse creek - Big Springs - Exit Five Lakes - And or direct back up to Summit depending on how many sign up

DECEMBER 21 (Fri) -- CANCELLED--2 DAY AVALANCHE TRAINING OPTION 1
The first available dates for the team avi training. Stay tuned

DECEMBER 22 (Sat) -- TERRAIN FAMILIARIZATION- SUGAR BOWL
Check out the backcountry around Sugar Bowl. Possible snowmobile/ Snowcat involvement if we're lucky!

JANUARY 15 (Tue) -- AVALANCHE MECHANICS- NIGHT TRAINING
Come out on a Thursday evening for beacon practice, a flagging demonstration, shoveling races and more

JANUARY 16 (Wed) -- SUNNYSIDE TACO NIGHT
Need volunteers for The Taco night 4:30-8pm

JANUARY 26 (Sat) -- 2 DAY AVALANCHE TRAINING OPTION 2
second option of dates for team avi training, stay tuned


Training is an essential part of the Team's activities--new skills are learned, old skills honed, dormant skills rewakened.

Please arrive at the garage ready to depart. Noted times are for departure. Be sure to come to the Team trainings equipped with personal gear--specialized equipment can be borrowed from the Team truck. The Team Garage is located at 223 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City behind the Chevron Station.

The goal of TNSAR is to conduct fast and safe rescues, and to help educate the public on winter safety. If you would like to help TNSAR in this cause, please use the following PayPal donate link. Thanks!

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