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This weekend on the 11th of December 2021 we are celebrating International Mountain Day to raise awareness about the importance of our mountains. As skiers and snowboarders, the mountains are our natural playground and for so many of us, they are also our home. 
As a community, we want to ensure we play our part in raising awareness to protect our mountains not only so we can continue to do what we love to do but also for generations to enjoy the mountains as much as we do.

Here’s what you can do on International Mountain Day to raise awareness: 

You can write your event story of this day to info@[email protected] for them to publish it on the International Mountain Day website.

About International Mountain Day 
This year, the theme for International Day will be sustainable mountain tourism. The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations states; Mountain tourism attracts around 15 to 20 per cent of global tourism. In mountains, the restrictions of the pandemic have further compounded the vulnerabilities of mountain communities. This crisis can be seen as an opportunity to rethink mountain tourism and its impact on natural resources and livelihoods, to manage it better, and harness it towards a more resilient, green and inclusive future.
The International Mountain Day logo is the one shown below symbolising mountains. The first left triangle has a rhombus shape at the top, which is the sign of ice at the mountain top. The central triangle having an orange circle inside it is the sign of minerals and resources inside the mountain. The triangle on the right side has its lower right corner green that is the symbol of forests and crops in mountains.

In our industry, a large part of our community relies on tourism, so celebrating and raising awareness of mountains on the 11th of December is something that we love to share with all our instructors. Join us in celebrating International Mountain Day and let’s spread the word!