Looking for something to do on a Saturday night that’s affordable, family friendly, and AWESOME? Well, the Colorado Mountain Club has the solution for you! Escape another couch-ridden night watching reruns and spice up your Saturday on Nov. 15 by attending the CMC Backcountry Bash. This event, which is in its 22nd year, celebrates Colorado’s winter backcountry recreation while supporting conservation and responsibility. Here are 6 Reasons to Attend This Year’s Backcountry Bash:
1. Dynafit Athletes
Pro backcountry skier and human-powered advocate Donny Roth will be hosting the 2014 Backcountry Bash. Ask questions, share stories, and don’t miss your chance to mingle with Dynafit Athletes Donny Roth, Marshall Thomson, Jamie Laidlaw and Eric Henderson!
2. Adventure Films
Throughout the course of the evening, you will be awed by two of the most talked about ski films of the year, From the Road and Higher. Both are highlight films from the 10th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. From the Road by Fisher Creative is a heartwarming story of redemption, while Higher by Teton Gravity Research is a compelling journey of reaching new heights!
Everyone loves new gear. Have chilly fantasies taken over your fuzzy helmeted head? Are you finally ready to commit to that cross country ski expedition you’ve been dreaming about for years? With new stuff, there’s no excuse not to do the family hut trip, that overnight ski tour or that winter 14er hike. The Backcountry Bash will include both live and silent auctions, with tons of items including OUTDOOR GEAR and HUT TRIPS! Best of all, all proceeds go directly to the CMC Backcountry Snowsports Initiative Program.
4. Demos & Gear
For your climbing pleasure, our climbing wall will be used as a demo site for Dry Ice Tools! Dry Ice Tools provides ice-climbing enthusiasts with indoor gear to better prepare for outdoor adventures. In addition, several leading outdoor companies, including Voile and Dynafit, will be on hand showcasing their 2014-15 offerings.
5. Come Together
Consider this event a networking happy hour! Meet individuals that share your outdoor passion while enjoying Avery beer, great wine and delicious food from Macaroni Grill. Let’s get together, reminisce about previous adventures and get excited for the frigid months on the horizon. Not a CMC member yet? Get a special deal on a membership at the CMC booth.
6. Great Cause
All the proceeds benefit the CMC Lands department and the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative. Help us protect Colorado’s backcountry areas for future generations to use.
The 22nd Annual Backcountry Bash is the Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. You definitely don’t want to miss this exciting evening of auctions, food, beverages and a screening of several of the season’s hottest ski films. You’ll also get to rub shoulders with Dynafit athletes, including pro-skier and Bash emcee Donny Roth. Don’t Delay, Purchase today!