As a backcountry specific shop, we are commited to safety in the backcountry and helping local organizations raise avalanche awareness for backcountry users.  One way we do this is by hosting FREE Avalanche Awareness Clinics given by Friends of Berthoud Pass and Colorado Mountain School.

These are FREE Avalanche awareness classrooms put on by Friends of Berthoud Pass and CMS, covering topics such as identifying hazards, observing weather, terrain and snowfall, and self-rescue. This class is a perfect introduction for novices and also a great early season refresher for more experienced BC travelers. The class begins at 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public, FREE of charge. No registration is required. Beer will be provided by Upslope Brewing Company, and any donations will go to FOBP or CMS depending on who is giving the class.

Class Schedule:

November 9th @ 8:00 PM - Avy Awareness Clinic with FOBP

December 14th @ 8:00 PM - Ladies ONLY Avy Clinic with FOBP

January 11th @ 8:00 PM - Avy Awareness Clinic with FOBP

February 1st @ 8:00 PM - Avy Awareness Clinic with CMS

All classes are first come, first serve and space is limited.

See you there and have a safe season!