Come learn more about the Continental Divide Trail with a presentation from the CDT Coalition and sample the brand new Blackfoot River Brewing Juniper IPA.
The Base Camp will host a basic avalanche awareness workshop conducted by the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center(GNFAC).
Topics covered will include: avalanche terrain recognition, the impact of weather on avalanche hazard, the development of mountain snowpack, backcountry decision-making skills, and the benefit of beacons, probes, and shovels in basic search and rescue procedures. Admission is free.
During the event, we will conduct a raffle with great prizes. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the Friends of the GNFAC.
The Friends of the GNFAC is a non-profit organization that accepts tax-deductible donations to support avalanche education and information. Contributions support the GNFAC in several ways, including funding equipment purchases and educational materials as well as contributing to operating costs involved in providing avalanche education.
Join us for an informal gathering to acquire important safety information and to support an invaluable winter safety resource. If you have questions, please contact The Base Camp at 406-443-5360.
November 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Transitioning from alpine skiing to the backcountry can be a rewarding but daunting endeavor. To help with the gear learning curve, The Base Camp is hosting an evening with SCARPA and G3 Genuine Guide Gear to delve into the equipment required to transition from inbounds skiing and into the backcountry.
Topics to be covered*:
• Different boot options available
• Choosing the proper skins
• Traditional alpine skis VS backcountry skis
• Basic safety tools required
All participants will go home with a free G3 ski strap, a key piece to your backcountry gear kit.
There will also be a silent auction benefiting Last Chance Nordic Ski Club. It’s a great chance to bid on some sweet outdoor gear from brands like G3, MSR, Osprey and Therm-A-Rest.
Event is free and refreshments will be provided.
Doors open: 6:00
Presentation starts: 6:15
*This event will be largely focused on the gear required and not around avalanche and snow condition awareness. Check with your local avalanche center to find out more information on avalanche safety.