We are excited to see you back this year for an in-person Mountain Ghost event. This year’s event will be on November 4th at Melrose Market. You can look forward to our keynote speaker Lou Dawson, a high-value raffle and auction, and an exclusive look into the development of the NWAC mobile app.
We are excited to have Lou Dawson joining us, he was the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, a project he completed in 1991. Lou also founded the first independent ski-touring website, wildsnow.com, which went live in 1998. He continues to be a leader in the industry as an author and publisher emeritus for wildsnow.com. You can learn more about Lou and his outdoor pursuits on his website.
As a part of the Mountain Ghosts, you provide crucial support to NWAC. Each year, this group helps us to meet, and usually exceed our fundraising goals. Because of your support we have been able to begin to develop a mobile app. We are excited to share a progress update with you at the event.
This year, we will again be using the money you raise to leverage during our Year End Campaign as a matching pool. Last year, you raised $85,000 which was instrumental in helping us raise $135,000 during the Year End Campaign.
About the Event
When: November 4th, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Where: Melrose Market Studio | 1532 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
What: An elevated evening with NWAC and Lou Dawson. We will provide heavy appetizers and an open bar. We will be raffling high-value items, hearing stories from days in the mountains, and celebrating the start of winter.
Who are the Mountain Ghosts?
The Mountain Ghosts event began in 2017 with a group of donors coming together to raise funds for The Northwest Avalanche Center. By 2018 it had become NWAC’s most significant fundraising event of the year and a crucial part of the support that allows for us to build the forecasts you rely on.
Mountain Ghost support allowed us to take the next step in creating an NWAC mobile app. We are excited to share that this app is currently in development and is scheduled to be released to the public for the 2023/24 season. Your support last year made this possible and your donations this year will directly impact our ability to continue that project.
Your donations will again be leveraged in our Year End Campaign as a matching pool. The match pool will be announced for the last three days of our Year End Fund Drive December, 29th- 31st to help drive the last few days of giving.