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Backcountry Basecamp 2017

    APRIL 8th & 9th:  Gear up for another wild weekend at Smugglers Notch with the IAN fund and Backcountry Basecamp.  Backcountry Magazine staff will showcase the newest equipment, including skis, skins, splitboards, beacons, shovels, probes and airbag packs, all in a yurt-based setting.  On Saturday at 5 p.m., BASECAMP hosts a huge party and huger […]

VIDEO: IAN Fund Benefit and Celebration

The Eames Brothers Band, Named by Strangers, and The Aerolites joined us at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, Vermont to celebrate the life of Ian Lamphere and another successful year of helping the children of avalanche victims. BIG thanks to HansJonathan von Briesen for the interviews and coverage of our biggest celebration of the year.

International Avalanche Nest-Egg Granted 501(c)(3) status

The International Avalanche Nest-Egg (IAN Fund) is proud to announce that it is now federally recognized as a non-profit with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.  All contributions to the IAN Fund are fully tax deductible.  This is a major milestone for the IAN Fund that will allow for new fundraising opportunities […]

Join us at the SIA Snow Show 2016

Come find us at the SIA Snow Show in January where we’ll be exhibiting for our third year! The Snow Show is a fantastic opportunity to connect with snow sports companies and get the word out about our mission. Stop by if you’re in Denver from January 28-31, and learn more about the SIA Snow Show […]

Campaign to Help Families of Sherpas lost on Everest

  The Himalayan Trust has launched a fundraising appeal to help the Sherpa families impacted by the recent tragedy on Everest.  Funds raised here will be matched by the International Avalanche Nest-egg (up to $1,000) and donated to the Himalayan Trust to provide scholarships to the children covering educational and living expenses – ensuring they […]

Campaign for the family of Mark McCarron

Support this campaign! Mark McCarron was lost to avalanche on 4/18/13 at Vail Pass. Please consider donating to our campaign which will help pay a portion of the college tuition for his oldest daughter (a freshman), a college fund and art classes for his youngest daughter (age 9), as well as some of the family’s health […]

SIA 2014 Recap

The SIA Snowsports convention was the Nest-egg’s first appearance in front of the snow sports industry. Our goal was to be recognized and have our story heard in the hopes that people and companies would help us to build awareness and eventually contribute financially to this very important cause. What we found in the four […]

Avalanche Report: First CO Fatality of Winter Season

We are deeply saddened to hear of Colorado’s first avalanche fatality this winter season. George Dirth, 28, of Fraser, died after being caught and buried by an avalanche on Parkview Mountain, west of Willow Creek Pass. Search and rescue members from Jackson County, along with Grand County emergency responders, worked on Tuesday, December 31 to […]

Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler Killed at Portal Creek near Big Sky

Our thoughts are with the loved ones of Burton Kenneth Gibson, who perished in an avalanche near Big Sky in Montana. Gibson was snowmobiling with his son and his son’s friend in the Onion Basin near Eaglehead Mountain when he was buried and killed in the slide. Read more about Gibson here.

Avalanche Report: Snowmobiler and Skier Killed in Separate Avalanches

It is with a heavy heart that we report the first avalanche fatalities of this winter. Snowmobiler Rex J. Andersen, 39, was caught, buried and killed in a slide near Palisades Peak, west of Jackson, Wyoming but just a couple miles inside the Idaho state line. Read more about the Palisades Peak avalanche here. Jackson resident […]