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FLATHEAD AVALANCHE FRIENDS FEST
CELEBRATE | LEARN | SUPPORT
Come one, come all! This four-day festival has a full schedule with mini-clinics, a keynote speaker, après, and a Big-A$$ Raffle. A little something for everyone. Hope you can join us to celebrate our mountain community, learn about snow, and support the Flathead Avalanche mission.
We have a big fundraising goal of $15,000, driven by some weather station repairs, the new website project, and an expanding education program. But with more backcountry users than ever in the valley, we think we can get there! Approaching our 10th year of operations, this will make all the difference in the future of avalanche safety here in northwest Montana. Can you help us reach our goal? Thank you in advance for your support.
BUY RAFFLE TICKETS & RAFFLE PRIZES
SLINGING' SWAG AT THE STUBE
February 8, après, Bierstube. Swing by to get *new* merch, raffle tickets, and LeeAnn tickets.
POP-UP BEACON PARK
February 9, 5-7 PM, at the Glacier Institute, Columbia Falls. Stop by for North Fork Pizza, a cozy fire, and some practice with your beacon.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER LEEANN ALLEGRETTO
February 10, 6 PM, at Lark Skola, Whitefish (above Loula’s). Missed LeeAnn at NRSAW? Saw her talk and wanted more? We’re thrilled to have her back for more weather discussion. We'll learn about arctic fronts, Flathead wind events, Atmospheric Rivers, and where we're at with Winter 22/23. With 17 years of experience as a Meteorologist in the National Weather Service, LeeAnn has had the privilege of working in Alaska, Maine, and Montana. She has been the Avalanche and Backcountry Program Manager for over a decade NWS Missoula, and is also a contributing member of the NWS National Avalanche Team. We will also be hosting a State of the Snowpack at the beginning of the evening with FAC Lead Forecaster Mark Dundas. Get your ticket here.
HOT DOG DAY
February 11, all day at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Find a beacon, win a hot dog! Members of the Flathead Backcountry Nordic patrol will be posted up at the top of Flower Point, offering beacon demos and grilling meats.
APRÈS AND BIG-A$$ RAFFLE
February 11, 4-8 PM, at the Tap House in Whitefish. Join us for the main event, the Big-A$$ Raffle. Win KICK-A$$ prizes while supporting our avalanche safety mission. Must be present to win, aside from our two big-ticket items (Icelantic skis and LINE skis from Great Northern Cycle & Ski.) First drawing at 6 p.m. Get your tickets here and in-person at Friends Fest Events. See raffle prizes here.
This is an amazing new opportunity to get your brand in front of our audience in the height of our season. We plan to generate lots of stoke and support through the raffle. We’re shooting for a $10,000 value, so big-ticket and small items are welcome.
If you are interested in corporate sponsorship for NRSAW and the 2022/2023 field season, take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Package and sign up online or reach out to Emily Struss at email@example.com.
We couldn't do this work without our community, and are so grateful for the continued support from businesses and organizations from around the Flathead Valley. Thank you!
This event would not be possible without the hard work of the FOFAC Board of Directors, specifically the Development Committee: Zak Anderson, Woody Hust, Emily Struss, and Clare Menzel. Want to join the committee? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach out any time with questions! Email us at email@example.com