With core values driven by the desire to keep people safe and inspire them to live their lives to the full, Helly Hansen returns as a sponsor of the 5th annual SAFE AS clinic.
Skiers Advocating and Fostering Education and Snow Safety or SAFE AS is a female clinic with the intention of providing education and inspiration to female skiers and snowboarders in professional one-of-a-kind clinics. Now running for over five years, the clinic intends to hold an additional four clinics and also to open the sessions to their male counterparts
Established by professional skiers and the Helly Hansen Ambassador Jackie Paaso, as well as the philanthropist Sherry McConkey, the clinic aims to assist passionate snow enthusiasts with safety education. Each of the sessions (which last for a day) introduces the students to the curriculum of the AIARE Intro to Avalanche course as well as yoga, group rescue exercises and a fundraiser with the chance to win prizes.
Since its conception, the SAFE AS tour has taught over 600 participants and raised nearly $20,000 for local not-for-profits.
SAFE AS also offers a broad spectrum of partial and full scholarships to help facilitate the participation of snow enthusiasts.