Mount Crested Butte, Colo. —(for immediate release) — On the second stop of its nationwide backcountry education tour—the GORE-TEX Backcountry Magazine Basecamp—has teamed up with Patagonia, Crested Butte Mountain Guides, Crested Butte Avalanche Center and AIARE, and a host of other sponsors, at Crested Butte Mountain Resort on March 15-16 for a celebration of all things backcountry.
Featuring education, the latest gear and apparel and free, guided backcountry tours, Basecamp opens its yurts Friday afternoon, March 14th for the GORE-TEX U.S. Ski Mountaineering Championships registration. Races start Friday evening and run all weekend. (For more info on the Ski Mo races visit elkmountainevents.com)
On Saturday, Basecamp action starts early (follow the scent of bacon) with the first of two FREE, guided backcountry tours, which leave the yurts at 9:30 a.m. (the second group leaves at 1:00 p.m. and space is limited for both so sign up early by calling Tiff at Crested Butte Mountain Guides 970-349-5430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Throughout the day there will be FREE equipment demos, Pros sharing tips and tactics on safe backcountry travel, plus the latest on snow safety, backcountry skis, boots, bindings, skins, splitboards and more.