NON-PROFITS

SAFE AS proudly supports non-profit organizations who are integral to helping our ski/snowboard communities be safer, more educated places for us to live happy, healthy lives. Through the success of SAFE AS events, SAFE AS has raised almost $20,000 over the past four years for these important organizations. 

The Organizations that SAFE AS supports:

The High Fives Foundation - The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, based in Truckee, CA was founded by Roy Tuscany and became a 501c.3 in January 2009. The Tahoe based organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that have suffered life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter actions sports community. 

AIARE (The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) - AIARE develops and disseminates avalanche course materials to avalanche educations in the United States, South America and Europe. There are over 90 course providers and 300 instructors representing AIARE internationally. They are a 501c.3 non-profit educational organization operating as such since 1998.

Northwest Avalanche Center – The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC) promotes safety by helping reduce the impacts of avalanches and adverse mountain weather on recreation, industry and transportation in Washington, and northern Oregon through data collection, mountain weather and avalanche forecasting and education. 

Sierra Avalanche Center - The Sierra Avalanche Center functions as a partnership between the US Forest Service and a 501c.3 non-profit organization known as Sierra Avalanche Center. The SAC's mission is to inform and educate the public about backcountry avalanche conditions in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

The Avalanche Project - A collaboration of North American mountain industry professionals – avalanche workers, educators, equipment manufacturers, retailers, trade groups, and associations – who recognize the need for behavioral and cultural change among backcountry travelers in and around avalanche terrain.

Utah Avalanche Center - The Utah Avalanche Center is a collaborative effort between the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, a 501c.3 non-profit organization. Their mission is the keep people on top of the Greatest Snow of Earth. The UAC is able to do so by giving winter backcountry traveleres the tools they need to stay alive and have fun in avalanche terrain.