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6th Annual Beacon Bash returns to Winter Park to promote avalanche education and safety

November 21, 2023

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Jenna Nabors,

DENVER (Nov. 21, 2023) – The highly anticipated 6th Annual Beacon Bash is set to return to Winter Park, Colorado, on Dec. 2, 2023 for a day filled with avalanche education, backcountry camaraderie and gear demos. Hosted by Winter Park Resort in partnership with Weston, this year’s Beacon Bash promises to be an unforgettable event for outdoor enthusiasts and safety-conscious individuals.

Beacon Bash is renowned as Colorado’s premier pre-season gathering dedicated to avalanche education and promoting the backcountry community. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn and refresh their avalanche rescue skills, engage in beacon training, connect with the backcountry community and support outstanding non-profit organizations like the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), Friends of Berthoud Pass, the Winter Park Rescue Dog Team, and Grand County Search and Rescue.

Beacon Bash offers an array of activities and experiences to engage everyone, from experienced backcountry adventurers to newcomers seeking to explore Colorado’s pristine wilderness safely. Attendees can look forward to:

  • Avalanche Education: Expert instructors will provide informative and engaging sessions on avalanche safety, risk assessment, and decision-making in the backcountry.
  • Beacon Training Workshops: Brush up on your avalanche beacon skills through hands-on practice and guidance from seasoned professionals. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there’s always something new to learn.
  • Community Building: Connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and network with potential backcountry partners. Beacon Bash is a perfect opportunity to grow your circle of adventure companions.
  • Fundraising for a Cause: As a testament to the community’s commitment to safety and preservation, the event will raise funds for Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), Friends of Berthoud Pass, the Winter Park Rescue Dog Team, and Grand County Search and Rescue.
  • Raffle Prizes: The Beacon Bash will be raffling off incredible backcountry gear from an array of outdoor brands.
  • Vendors Galore: Explore the latest gear and equipment from outdoor industry leaders and discover new products to enhance your backcountry experience.

Beacon Bash is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors, Weston, Winter Park Resort, Women Who Splitboard, Grass Sticks, Zeal, Engearment, Phantom, Ortovox, Yakima, Adventure Wagon, Cascade Designs, Gregory, Dynafit, Pomoca, BCA, Hot Chillys, Colorado Adventure Guides, Venture, USDSSA, Arc’teryx, Outdoor Research, Tailwind Nutrition, ROLL Recovery, Bivouac Coffee, SCARPA, Telos, Arbor Collective, Beacon Guidebooks.  These brands’ commitment to promoting safety and community within the outdoor industry is truly commendable, and their partnership ensures the event’s continued success.

The Beacon Bash invites all adventure enthusiasts, snow sports aficionados and safety-conscious individuals to be a part of this incredible event, and is free to attend for the public.

To stay up-to-date on announcements and for further information about Beacon Bash, including the schedule and full list of vendors, please visit the Beacon Bash event page on Facebook.

About Beacon Bash:

With humble beginnings as a small group of friends interested in learning backcountry safety,  Beacon Bash is now a certified 501(c) non-profit which holds an annual event held in Winter Park, Colorado, dedicated to avalanche education and building a strong backcountry community. The event offers attendees the chance to enhance their avalanche safety skills, connect with like-minded individuals and support valuable non-profit organizations within the industry.

About Winter Park Resort:

Winter Park Resort is a renowned ski and snowboarding destination in Colorado, offering a wide range of winter activities and events. The resort is proud to support Beacon Bash and its mission of promoting safety and community within the backcountry industry.