Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) Benefit Bash: November 14, 2009 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado

For a mere $20 get food, 3 beer tickets and a door prize ticket. But we heard the stories from last year’s inaugural event, which apparently involved plenty of swag flying from the stage. Expect Breckenridge and Summit County residents as well as supporters from across the state.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center Benefit Bash
Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado
tickets include food, 3 beer tickets and a door prize ticket
5pm-10pm
$20

Friends of the CAIC is a non-profit organization that was developed to both support the CAIC and increase avalanche awareness and education throughout the state of Colorado. As the main force behind the Benefit Bash, Friends of the CAIC relies on community donations and major sponsors to host the event, which includes a silent auction. Last year, Friends of the CAIC raised over $26,000 and hosted nearly 800 people. http://friendsofcaic.org

The CAIC, based in Boulder, Colo., began in 1973 as the Colorado Avalanche Warning Center and is said to be the oldest avalanche warning center in the country. Today, the center runs its main office as well as three field locations (Breckenridge, Aspen and the northern San Juans) throughout the Colorado mountains.

The staff works to “minimize the economic and human impact of snow avalanches on recreation, tourism, commerce, industry and the citizens of Colorado.” They work closely with both the Crested Butte Avalanche Center as well as the Department of Transportation. http://avalanche.state.co.us

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