Backcountry   Basecamp 2016

2016 Backcountry Basecamp Information




Jeffersonville, VT (for immediate release) – Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX and Voilé, is proud to announce that it will return to Smugglers’ Notch Resort the weekend of February 27-28 as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring our event back to our hometown,” says Adam Howard, Backcountry Magazine’s Editorial Director. “The number of people we engaged last year through the added demonstrations was great to see and the atmosphere at the Brewster River Pub on Saturday night was unreal.”

At the Smuggs’ BASECAMP stop, Backcountry Magazine staff will showcase the newest equipment, including skis, skins, splitboards, beacons, shovels, probes and airbag packs, all in a yurt-based setting. On Saturday at 5 p.m., BASECAMP hosts a huge party and huger raffle at the Brewster River Pub and Brewery with proceeds benefitting Vermont Backcountry Alliance, IAN Fund and Cambridge Area Rotary’s Winter Wellness Days.

Schedule (Daily, Saturday and Sunday, February 27-28):

9:00 – Trip planning workshop; Uphill how-to clinic
11:00 – AIARE demonstration; Uphill how-to clinic
1:00 –AIARE demonstration; Uphill how-to clinic
3:00 – AIARE demonstration; Airbag demo; Uphill how-to clinic, Beacon Rodeo
5:00 – Party and raffle at the Brewster River Pub and Brewery (Saturday only)

About Backcountry Magazine: For more than 20 years, Backcountry Magazine has been dedicated to not just fueling stoke but to empowering skiers and snowboarders to travel safely in the backcountry. In each issue, you’ll find more than amazing stories and photographs from around the untracked world—you’ll also find educational pieces and the latest on gear and technology.



BASECAMP 4.0 – Backcountry Magazine, GORE-TEX, team up with AIARE, Scott Sports, Voilé for a Weekend of Backcountry Education at Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude 2016 Basecamp: Day 1 DispatchSolitude 2016 Basecamp: Day 1 Dispatch – It’s often a good sign when you wake to the sounds of avalanche blasting. That’s how Day One at the Solitude Mountain Resort stop of the GORE-TEX Backcountry Basecamp began. Some eight inches of snow fell the night before, but in the backcountry, where John from Utah Mountain Adventures led free backcountry tours, the light-density fluff felt much deeper….

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Solitude 2016 Basecamp: Day 2 DispatchSolitude 2016 Basecamp: Day 2 Dispatch – Sunday at the Backcountry Basecamp at Solitude Mountain Resort began much like the day before, with new snow and avalanche blasting. But the sky quickly cleared and temperatures warmed as the basecamp village came to life beside Solitude’s Last Chance Lodge….

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Jeffersonville, VT (for immediate release) – Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Scott Sports and Voilé, is proud to announce that it is heading to Solitude Mountain Resort the weekend of January 16-18 for the first time as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring our tour to Solitude this year,” says Tyler Cohen, Editor in Chief of Backcountry Magazine. “We’ve had stops in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and Crested Butte, Colo. before, but this is the first time we’ve expanded to Utah—we think the event will really resonate there.”

At the Solitude BASECAMP stop, Backcountry Magazine staff will showcase the newest equipment, including skis, skins, splitboards, beacons, shovels, probes and airbag packs, all in a yurt-based setting. Also, Scott Sports will be on hand all weekend to show off their technical outerwear. AIARE educators will conduct demos and classes each day, and guides from Utah Mountain Adventures will take visitors on complimentary backcountry tours with an emphasis on safety education. On Saturday at 5 p.m., BASECAMP hosts a huge party and huger raffle at the Last Chance Lodge with proceeds benefitting Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.

Schedule (Daily, Saturday through Monday, January 16-18):

  • 9:00 – Avalanche forecast and trip planning workshop; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 10:00 – Guided trips depart
  • 11:00 – AIARE demonstration; Airbag demo; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 1:00 – Guided trips depart; AIARE demonstration; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 3:00 – AIARE demonstration; Airbag demo; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 5:00 – Party and raffle at the Last Chance Lodge (Saturday only)

About Backcountry Magazine: For more than 20 years, Backcountry Magazine has been dedicated to not just fueling stoke but to empowering skiers and snowboarders to travel safely in the backcountry. In each issue, you’ll find more than amazing stories and photographs from around the untracked world—you’ll also find educational pieces and the latest on gear and technology.

Media and Sales Contact:

Danny Kuzio
danny@holpublications.com
802.644.6606 x 212



BASECAMP 4.0 – Backcountry Magazine, GORE-TEX, team up with AIARE, Arc’teryx, Voilé for a Weekend of Backcountry Education at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole 2016 Basecamp: Day 1 DispatchJackson Hole 2016 Basecamp: Day 1 Dispatch – The Jackson Hole, Wyo. Backcountry Basecamp stop sponsored by GORE-TEX and Arc’teryx, started with mild weather and overcast skies. It was a busy weekend for the resort, with a recorded 59 inches of new snow falling between Jan. 12 and 21….

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Jackson Hole 2016 Basecamp: Day 2 DispatchJackson Hole 2016 Basecamp: Day 2 Dispatch – The sound of avalanche control bombs rang in the break of day on Sunday at Backcountry Basecamp. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort reported five new inches of snow overnight and crowds were lined up for tram laps early in the morning….

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Jeffersonville, VT (for immediate release) – Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Arc’teryx and Voilé, is proud to announce that it will return to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the weekend of January 23-24 as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring our event back to Jackson,” says Adam Howard, Backcountry Magazine’s Editorial Director. “The number of people we engaged last year through the added AIARE demonstrations was great to see and the atmosphere at the Alpenhof on Saturday night was unreal.”

At the Jackson Hole BASECAMP stop, Backcountry Magazine staff will showcase the newest equipment, including skis, skins, splitboards, beacons, shovels, probes and airbag packs, all in a yurt-based setting. Also, Arc’teryx will be on hand all weekend showing off their technical outerwear and packs. AIARE educators will conduct demos and classes each day, and Jackson Hole Guides will take visitors on complimentary backcountry tours with an emphasis on safety education. On Saturday at 5 p.m., BASECAMP hosts a huge party and huger raffle at the Alpenhof Lodge with proceeds benefitting Teton County Search and Rescue.

Schedule:

Daily, Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24

  • 9:00 – Avalanche forecast and trip planning workshop; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 10:00 – Guided trips depart
  • 11:00 – AIARE demonstration; Airbag demo; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 1:00 – Guided trips depart; AIARE demonstration; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 3:00 – AIARE demonstration; Airbag demo; Uphill how-to clinic
  • 5:00 – Party and raffle at the Alpenhof Lodge and Bistro (Saturday only)

About Backcountry Magazine: For more than 20 years, Backcountry Magazine has been dedicated to not just fueling stoke but to empowering skiers and snowboarders to travel safely in the backcountry. In each issue, you’ll find more than amazing stories and photographs from around the untracked world—you’ll also find educational pieces and the latest on gear and technology.

Media and Sales Contact:

Danny Kuzio
danny@holpublications.com
802.644.6606 x 212


Check out our round-up from the 2015 Backcountry Basecamp tour here.

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