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AUGUST 2017 ISSUE |Winter is coming…
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Winter is coming and our 2017-2018 season is going to be big. See below for exciting updates, upcoming events and more.
First thing’s first…
You’re probably wondering, ‘How did I get on this email list?‘ We are emailing you because you have been a loyal supporter of Friends of CAIC. You have either donated to us, attended our events, or are just awesome.

We are excited to bring you ‘The Monthly Dump‘, a seasonal monthly email that will highlight what is happening around the state. We will promote our events, feature avalanche problems and weather patterns, and keep you in the know. This first issue is simple — as winter approaches, more content will be shared here.

Upcoming Events
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Bentgate’s Ski Season Kickoff Party

Thursday, Sept. 21
American Mountaineering Center, Golden
Click here to learn more and purchase your ticket.

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Mountain Meteorology Workshop

Tuesday – Thursday, Sept. 26 – 28
Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Click here to learn more and purchase your ticket.

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Colorado Snow & Avalanche Workshop

Friday, October 6
Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
Click here to learn more and purchase your ticket.

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The 10th Annual Benefit Bash

Saturday, December 2
Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
SAVE THIS DATE! You will not want to miss this year’s Bash.

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CAIC 9th Annual Benefit Bash is coming December 3

Tickets are selling quickly. Do you have yours?

Join us on Saturday, December 3, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge and support the CAIC in their continued efforts in avalanche forecasting and education throughout Colorado. We hope you can join us! Tickets are on sale now! Get yours today.

Saturday, December 3
9th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash
Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Tickets:
http://caicbenefitbash.eventbrite.com/?aff=email1
More info: http://avalanche.state.co.us/about-us/events/

Here are few things you have to look forward to:
•   Live music from
Pearl and Wood and The Davenports.
•   Fantastic beer from Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass Brewing Company, Backcountry Brewery, Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company, Dillon Dam Brewery, and The Baker’s Brewery.
•   Amazing catered dinner from
Food Hedz.
•   Over $60,000 in our silent auction and door prizes that must go home with our guests!
 

 


It’s That Time of Year: CAIC Backcountry Weather Forecasting has started, Send in some money & Get on the list

 

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Backcountry Weather Forecast
Issued Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:13 AM

by Scott Toepfer

 

 

 Weather Discussion

A closed low-pressure system currently camped out over far southern Arizona is spinning some cloud into southern Colorado. Radar indicates a few isolated showers, but nothing serious. Precipitation associated with the low is still moving northward out of New Mexico and Arizona and should arrive over the San Juan Mountains about mid-day Friday. Snowfall potential has decreased the last few model runs. Wind speeds are remarkably light and are not coming from a favorable direction to aid mountain induced snowfall (orographics). Temperature trends have been bumping warmer a little from run to run as well.

A potent dome of high-pressure covers much of the rest of the United States. The main winter storm track is riding up into Canada and over this high-pressure dome and it then drops southeast into New England. The closed low over the desert southwest has some trouble kicking east of a line running north from the Texas panhandle to the Colorado/Kansas line.  At this time it looks to wobble around the Colorado area into early next week. It’s a rather odd pattern so it’s probably a good idea to let the models resolve what this storm wants to do past the weekend time frame before speculating any further.

 

 

Steamboat & Flat Tops at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

41 to 46

32 to 37

42 to 47

Wind Speed (mph)

0 to 10

3 to 13

2 to 12

Wind Direction

WSW

ESE

E

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Snow (in)

0

0

0

Front Range at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

40 to 45

31 to 36

36 to 41

Wind Speed (mph)

2 to 12

1 to 11

2 to 12

Wind Direction

SSE

ESE

E

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Snow (in)

0

0 to 2

0 to 2

Vail & Summit County at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

40 to 45

30 to 35

37 to 42

Wind Speed (mph)

2 to 12

2 to 12

2 to 12

Wind Direction

SSE

SE

SE

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Snow (in)

0

0 to 1 E

0 to 1

Sawatch Range at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

41 to 46

29 to 34

37 to 42

Wind Speed (mph)

1 to 11

3 to 13

1 to 11

Wind Direction

E

E

E

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Snow (in)

0 to 1

0 to 2 E

0 to 1 E

Aspen at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

39 to 44

28 to 33

36 to 41

Wind Speed (mph)

2 to 12

2 to 12

2 to 12

Wind Direction

SE

ESE

SE

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Overcast

Snow (in)

0

0

0 to 1 E

Gunnison at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

40 to 45

28 to 33

37 to 42

Wind Speed (mph)

3 to 13

3 to 13

3 to 13

Wind Direction

SE

SE

SE

Sky Cover

Increasing

Overcast

Overcast

Snow (in)

0

0

0 to 1

Grand Mesa at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

43 to 48

33 to 38

40 to 45

Wind Speed (mph)

1 to 11

1 to 11

0 to 10

Wind Direction

SE

SE

SE

Sky Cover

Increasing

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

Snow (in)

0

0

0

Northern San Juan at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

38 to 43

27 to 32

32 to 37

Wind Speed (mph)

5 to 15

5 to 15

5 to 15

Wind Direction

SE

SE

SSE

Sky Cover

Mostly Cloudy

Overcast

Overcast

Snow (in)

0 to 2

Tr to 3

1 to 3

Southern San Juan at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

40 to 45

29 to 34

35 to 40

Wind Speed (mph)

1 to 11

2 to 12

3 to 13

Wind Direction

NNE

NE

S

Sky Cover

Overcast

Overcast

Overcast

Snow (in)

Tr to 2

Tr to 2

Tr to 2

Sangre de Cristo at 11,000ft

 

Friday

Friday Night

Saturday

Temperature (°F)

37 to 42

28 to 33

35 to 40

Wind Speed (mph)

2 to 12

1 to 11

3 to 13

Wind Direction

SSE

S

S

Sky Cover

Overcast

Mostly Cloudy

Overcast

Snow (in)

0

0 to 1

Tr to 2

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Shop G3 and G3 will donate to your local Avalanche Center. Good deal for All

 

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NOVEMBER 2016

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WE’RE GIVING 10% OF SALES TO YOUR LOCAL AVALANCHE CENter

Amidst the shopping craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, G3 is shaking it up and giving back to the backcountry community.

From now until ‘Cyber Monday’ November 28th, we are donating 10% of online sales revenue to avalanche centers around North America.

The best part is you get to choose who we give it to.

Just head to our online store, gear up for the season, and then select where 10% of your purchase should be donated. UAC, CAIC, NWAC, and several others round out the list. We couldn’t get every region, but we look forward to expanding the project next winter.

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CAIC Benefit

On Saturday, November 14, the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge will be filled with 1200 mountain enthusiasts as we rally together and support the CAIC in their continued efforts of avalanche forecasting and education throughout Colorado. We hope you can join us! Tickets are selling fast! Get yours today.

Saturday, November 14
8th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash
Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Tickets: http://www.breckcreate.org/event/caicbenefitbash/
More info: http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic-benefit-bash/

Here are few things you have to look forward to:
• Live music from Missed the Boat.
• Fantastic beer from New Belgium Brewing.
• Amazing catered dinner from Food Hedz.
• A silent auction with a plethora of options including: a DeLorme InReach, Ortovox avalanche beacons, Mammut airbag, Cat skiing trips, Icebreaker base layers, Black Diamond skis, Dynafit bindings, and even a Booze, Beers, and Backcountry adventure with Wood’s High Mountain Distillery and Elevation Brewery!
• Over $60,000 in door prizes that must go home with our guests!

Click here to see our full list of sponsors as well as our silent auction and live auction line up.

Don’t forget to book your hotel rooms. Beaver Run Resort is offering discounted rates for our guests. Rooms can be booked by calling Beaver Run group reservations at 1-800-525-2253 and mentioning the CAIC Benefit Bash.


Colorado Avalanche Information Center Kow Before You Go campaign kicks off

The 2014/2015 season has been very interesting so far. We have had some great powder days as well as weeks of high pressure and no new snow. However, our snowpack is hovering around average and there is plenty of skiing, riding, and snowmobiling to come!

Today we are launching our 6-week Know Before You Go campaign! Donate now. This is our annual fundraising drive that allows us to be creative and expand the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s operations. The money raised during this campaign will go toward the following goals.

1. Create and launch Know Before You Go Colorado. This education initiative will be modeled after the Utah Avalanche Center’s model but will be focused on Colorado’s snowpack and avalanche problems.

2. Improve the CAIC’s backcountry forecast program. More forecasting staff means more people that are part of a statewide avalanche safety effort. More forecasters will mean more local field data, which in turn will create more accurate, and timely avalanche forecasts for you, the backcountry user.

3. The expanded resources also mean expansion of our IT infrastructure. Last season we asked you to invest in the development of a mobile app. You responded and we launched V1 in January. We are excited to continually develop the capabilities our website as well as of the app and we need your help to do that.

You want your forecast center, the CAIC, to be the best. Donate today and help us grow and give you the best center in the United States. Once again, I feel so strongly about bringing Know Before You Go to Colorado that I will kick off the campaign with my own $200 donation.

Starting today and for the next 6 weeks the Friends of CAIC will be offering prizes, challenges, and incentives, to anyone who donates $25 or more. Click here for more information or to DONATE NOW!

We will be accepting donations in the following ways:

Donate on Crowdrise: https://www.crowdrise.com/knowbeforeyougo

(Remember you don’t have to pay the “Optional Processing Fee”. Click on the text and select 0%.)

Mail us a check: PO BOX 140817 Denver, CO 80214

Donate ONLINE on our website: http://friendsofcaic.org

Hand us cash!

We are looking forward to your support over the next 6 weeks!

Sincerely,

Aaron Carlson
Executive Director
Friends of CAIC

Ethan Greene
Director
Colorado Avalanche Information Center


Volunteers Needed for the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival to Support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

We are still searching for volunteers for the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for an event that supports avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado.

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival will be held Saturday April 11th from 12-5pm on Ridge Street in downtown Breckenridge. There are la lot of shifts still available. All volunteers will receive a commemorative event volunteer t-shirt and the option to purchase a $15 tasting mug after their shift. We can also sign off on volunteer hours needed for various reasons. The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

You can find the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival volunteer sign up sheet HERE.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’d love to see you this year!
Cheers,
Friends of CAIC