Black Diamond To Host Block Party Honoring Grand Opening of its Anchorage Retail Location

May 8, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY– Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, announces its plans to host a block party next Friday, May 11th, in Anchorage, Alaska. The party will honor the grand opening of Black Diamond Equipment’s Anchorage retail location and occur on D Street, between 4th & 5th, from 5-9 p.m. 

“While this event celebrates the grand opening of BD retail in Anchorage,” comments Chris Marrano, manager of the Black Diamond Equipment Anchorage retail location. “It also marks the beginning of an opportunity for Black Diamond to partner, collaborate and serve as a hub to Alaska’s growing climbing and skiing communities.”

Entry to the grand opening block party is $20. This includes 3 food tickets, 2 beer tickets and 1 raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be available for purchase: food $3.00, 12 oz. beer $4.00, raffle $7.00 or 2 for $10.00.

The Seward-based Alaska band Blackwater Railroad Company will provide the music with the jamming set to begin at 6 p.m. Food will be catered by Smokehouse BBQ. The block party beer sponsors include Broken Tooth Brewery, Denali Brewing Company and Midnight Sun Brewing.

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of Chugach Avalanche Center and Anchorage Ski Club (Arctic Valley).

“In expanding Black Diamond’s retail operations we deliberately chose Anchorage because it plays host to a vibrant group of outdoor enthusiasts who already identify with BD,” states Matt Bluher, Black Diamond Equipment’s director of retail and visual merchandising. “Anchorage will be a great partner and an excellent location to showcase the Black Diamond brand.” 

At the event, Black Diamond Equipment Anchorage will incorporate grand opening specials including: 20% off a single Black Diamond item and 10% off the rest of your purchase (applicable to non-Black Diamond products). Offer valid through May 31, 2018.  Some restrictions will apply.

Additional partners and sponsors include: Alaska Rock Gym, Ascending Path, Exit Glacier Guides, Nova Alaska, Talkeetna Air Taxi and K2 Aviation.

To purchase event tickets, please call Black Diamond Equipment Anchorage at 907-222-0349 or visit at its 400 West 4th Avenue location in downtown Anchorage.