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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 […]

Avalanche benefit at the Rusty Nail in Stowe Vermont.

IAN Fund Benefit and Celebration: April 25

Join us and Eames Brothers Band, Named by Strangers, and The Aerolites on Saturday, April 25th at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT to celebrate the life of Ian Lamphere and another successful year of helping the children of avalanche victims. We will be raffling a TON of ski and board gear from Thule, Burton,Voile, Spark […]

Backcountry Basecamp 2015

Backcountry Magazine’s BASECAMP tour 2015 hits Smuggler’s Notch the weekend of April 11-12. This is Backcountry’s third-annual nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour, showcasing backcountry equipment and sharing the latest in avalanche education. Come by our booth and say hi! We’ll be raffling off over $10,000 worth of gear from Voile, Leki, Scott, Scarpa, Lorpen, 22designs, Ortovox, Salomon, […]

WhiteRoom Custom Skis designed for for the International Avalanche Nest Egg Fund, a nonprofit supporting the children and families of avalanche victims and preventative education.

WhiteRoom Skis Raffle

WhiteRoom and the IAN Fund have teamed up to design a set of three pairs of custom powder and free ride skis exclusively for the Fund. Two pairs were purchased by founding members of the fund, and the final pair will be raffled off to a very lucky IAN Fund fan, with tickets being sold both online […]

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: Grandson of Vail Mountain co-founder dies in Colorado

We were stunned and saddened to hear of the loss of Tony Seibert, 24, who died in an avalanche yesterday at the East Vail Chutes west of Denver. The slide occurred just outside the ski boundaries of Vail Mountain – the Colorado resort area that Seibert’s grandfather, Peter Seibert Sr., co-founded. Three others were temporarily trapped but were […]

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 […]