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South Tahoe High School students to get avalanche awareness training

South Tahoe High School students will receive avalanche awareness training this week sponsored by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation.

The “Know Before You Go” presentation will feature Richard Bothwell, a Truckee resident and avalanche instructor who has guided climbing and ski tours all over the world.

There will be two presentations. The first will start at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and the second will begin at 1:15 p.m., in the Angora and Cascade rooms in the Student Union.

A presentation on March 6 will be available to students at North Tahoe Middle School.

Natalia and Alex Dodov started the foundation four years ago in honor of their son, Nickolay, who died in an Alaskan avalanche in 2012.

The mission of the Foundation is to spread avalanche awareness to all who enjoy the snowy mountains.

“In the last four years we have reached out with the avalanche awareness program ‘Know Before You Go’ to close to 6,000 ski and snowboard athletes in middle, high school and university students, coaches, teachers and parents,” Natalia Dodov said. “We travel from ski resort to ski resort and reach out to all the teams with the hope of teaching avalanche education we will save lives.”