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This Week at the Butte

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This Week at the Butte

Crested Butte This Week at the Butte

It is time to get ready for that backcountry excursion! This week in Crested Butte we will be focusing on backcountry safety. Don’t miss these great events hosted by the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

December 2- Avalanche Awareness 5 pm-8 pm

Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center (CBAC) on December 2, 2016 for the 14th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte. Avalanche Awareness Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local avalanche center. There will be avalanche education topics covered by the CBAC forecasters and guest speakers, beer, pizza and a blistering raffle. Doors open at 5 pm, Program starts at 6 pm.

December 3- Beacon Brush Up All Day

Join the CBAC again for the 5th Annual Beacon Brush Up at Crested Butte Community School and Multipurpose Room. All skill levels invited. Sign up at Awareness Night or just show up the day of!

Schedule of Events

  • 9 - 10 am Brand Specific Beacon Demo and Training from Ortovox, BCA, Mammut and Pieps.
  • 9 am - 2:30 pm Beacon Park practice area. Hands on training from the pros.
  • 10 am - 2:30 pm Rescue scenarios (~15 – 30 minutes each) to challenge you and your partners through all aspects of backcountry rescue.
  • 10 am - 2:30 pm Demo Area for digging, probing, rescue sleds, backcountry shelters, pack contents, etc.
  • 3 - 6 pm Food, beer, and discounted gear at the Alpineer.
  • 4 pm Raffle at the Alpineer. Tickets awarded for participation.

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