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Backcountry Basecamp 2017

The BASECAMP returns to Smuggs’

April 8-9, 2017 – Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Vt.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (both days)

ALL DAY: FREE GEAR DEMOS
10:00 AM: Backcountry Basics Tour with the Editors
11:00 AM: Bubba’s Beacon Basics
11:00-4:00: Beacon/Beer Rodeo: Find, Consume
1:00 PM: Women’s Backcountry Tour with Lucy

AFTER PARTY & RAFFLE: 5:00 PM Saturday, April 8 at the Brewster River Pub & Brewery. Raffle to benefit the Vermont Backcountry Alliance, Winter Wellness Days and the IAN Fund!

It’s been spring for three weeks, but things are just heating up at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. That’s where we’re heading this weekend, returning to our home mountain to wrap up the annual BASECAMP tour, which has traveled across the country and back spreading the backcountry gospel.

All weekend long, the BASECAMP tour, in association with Scott Sports, showcases gear, demos and education—plus a huge raffle to benefit the Vermont Backcountry Alliance, IAN Fund and Cambridge area Rotary’s Winter Wellness Days—at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Find it all in the yurt village at the Sterling Base Area.

For more information about the Smuggs’ Basecamp stop visit our event page on Facebook.

April 1-2, 2017 – Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Me.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (both days)

9:00-4:00: FREE GEAR DEMOS
10:00 AM: Tour departs with a Backcountry Editor
11:00 AM: How to perform a beacon search.
11:00-4:00: Beacon Rodeo
1:00 PM: Tour departs with a Backcountry Editor

AFTER PARTY & RAFFLE: 5:00 PM Saturday, April 1 at the Widowmaker Lounge to benefit Franklin Search and Rescue

Backcountry Magazine, in association with Scott Sports, is proud to announce that it is heading to Sugarloaf Mountain Resort the weekend of April 1-2 for the first time as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour.

At the Sugarloaf 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. Staff and educators will conduct demos and classes each day, and guides will take visitors on complimentary backcountry tours with an emphasis on safety education.

All events are complementary and kick off at the BASECAMP Yurt at the resort base area.

March 11-12, 2017 – Alta Ski Area, Ut.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (both days)

9:00 AM: Avalanche forecast discussion with Bruce Engelhard, AIARE Instructor
9:30 AM: Guided tour with Utah Mountain Adventures
11:00 AM: Highway avalanche safety discussion with a UDOT forecaster
12:30 PM: Avalanche forecast discussion with Bruce Engelhard
1:00 PM: Guided tour with Utah Mountain Adventures
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Beacon practice with Bruce Engelhard and the Utah Avalanche Center
2:00 PM: Identifying Red Flags with Bruce Engelhard
3:00 PM: Trip planning discussion with FatMap

Backcountry Magazine, in association with Scott Sports, is proud to announce that it is heading to Alta Ski Area the weekend of March 11-12 for the first time as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour.

At the Alta 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. 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 4 p.m., BASECAMP hosts a huge party and huger raffle at the yurt next to the Goldminer’s Daughter with proceeds benefitting Wasatch Backcountry Rescue.

For more information about the Alta Basecamp stop visit our event page on Facebook.

March 4-5, 2017 – Jackson Hole Resort, WYO.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (both days)

9:00 AM: Avalanche Forecast and Discussion with Nancy Bockino, AIARE Course Leader and Instructor
9:45 AM: Guided tour departs with Jackson Hole Guides
11:00 AM: How to perform a beacon search with Nancy Bockino, AIARE Course Leader and Instructor.
12:30 PM: Meet and Greet with Jackson Hole Ski Patrol Avy Dogs
1:00 PM: Guided tour departs with Jackson Hole Guides
2:00 PM: Identifying Snow Red Flags with Nancy Bockino, AIARE Course Leader and Instructor
3:00 PM: Trip planning discussion with Matt Doyle of FatMap

Backcountry Magazine, in association with Scott Sports, is proud to announce that it will return to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the weekend of March 4-5 as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour.

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, Scott will be on hand all weekend showing off their technical outerwear. 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.

For more information about the Jackson Basecamp stop visit our event page on Facebook.

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.

Stay tuned for updates on all four 2017 stops, plus daily event schedules and activities.

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