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Bambara Benefits Utah Avalanche Center

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2011-12-03 - From Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 16, Bambara restaurant in the Hotel Monaco will feature a "Snowstorm" lunch special to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. For each three-course lunch special purchased, Bambara will donate one dollar to the Center. 

The daily three-course lunch special, which costs $13, includes a choice of organic greens or cup of the daily soup selection, one of three entree selections, and one of Chef Powers’ special house-made warm, gooey, chocolate-chip cookie packaged to go or to eat in. Entree selections include: Powers' house-ground 9 oz. burger with bread-and-butter pickles, slowly grilled onions, horseradish creme fraiche and cheddar cheese; his smoked turkey wrap with smoky bacon, dill havarti cheese, sundried cranberry jam, herbed potato chips; or Powers' special of the day.

"I love Utah for the unsurpassed mountain recreation here. As residents and business operators, I think it’s important that we give back and support the organizations that help us to enjoy the luxuries of winter sports safely and being aware of the surrounding activities,” said Chef Powers. “The Utah Avalanche Center is integral to our safety as it provides critical avalanche and mountain-weather information to help people make life-and-death decisions in the backcountry. Their goal has been to keep people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth instead of being buried beneath it."

Part of Utah Avalanche Center's mission is to help educate the public. Its "Know Before You Go" avalanche-education programs are focused on basic avalanche education for junior high- through college-age students in Utah. Just like students in Hawaii learn about the dangers of rip tides and shore breaks at an early age, students in Utah need to learn about avalanches. The rising numbers of young avalanche victims have demonstrated an obvious need for basic avalanche education.

The Utah Avalanche Center is funded partly by local and federal government sources and partly by donations from businesses, foundations and individuals. The organization is located at 2242 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 524-5304, Advisory Hotline: (888) 999-4019. 

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