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Black Diamond Equipment successfully raised more than $30,000 to help fund the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) by organizing and hosting the ninth annual Black Diamond Fund-raiser for the Utah Avalanche Center. Considered by many in the close-knit, Wasatch backcountry community as the unofficial kick off to the winter season, the outdoor event featured live music, a silent auction, Uinta Brewing Co. beverages and dinner by the House of Tibet. Additional national and local sponsors include Backcountry Access, Chaco Sandals, Cloudveil, Crazy Creek, Dale of Norway, Jansport, K2, Nike ACG, Ortovox, Polartec, Scott USA, Sierra Designs, Smith Sport Optics, Tubbs Snowshoe, Alta Ski Lifts, Alta Lodge, Alf Wear, Barbacoa, Boulder Mountain Lodge, Brighton Ski Resort, Cafe Diablo, The Canyons, Castle Peak Yurt, Deer Valley Resort, Evolution Ski Co., Grub Steak Restaurant, Kirkham’s, Lizard Lips, Lone Peak Designs, Park City Mountain Resort, The Patagonia Outlet, Petzl, REI, Rockreation, Rustler Lodge, Ski Utah, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Tsunami, Voile, Wasatch Touring, Wild Rose and White Pine Touring. For more information on the Utah Avalanche Center, click on www.avalanche.org