Backcountry Magazine, Gore, Patagonia and Marmot Nationwide Backcountry Education Tour Makes First Stop at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Patagonia and Marmot is proud to announce its nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour. Featuring education, safety, and the latest gear, Backcountry Basecamp will visit some of the most iconic ski resorts in the country to bring the backcountry to the masses.
“We’re excited to give newcomers the tools they need to get out there,” says Backcountry Magazine Editor in Chief Adam Howard. “It’s our imperative to both educate and stoke our community. It’s in everyone’s best interest to be better informed and prepared for the backcountry.”
The tour will feature three stops at key resorts whose identities have helped shape the backcountry movement. First stop, Jackson Hole, Wyo. from February 8-9. Then it’s off to Crested Butte, Co. from March 15-16. And finally, Backcountry will bring it to Smugglers’ Notch, Vt., March 29-30.
Each Basecamp stop will feature displays of the newest backcountry equipment and technical apparel, as well as on site guides who can answer the most important safety and gear questions. And when the day is done, staff will be there to point visitors towards further educational opportunities in their area.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides will help be on-hand to answer questions, and Teton Mountaineering with provide demo equipment. Then, join the Backcountry crew for an after-party at the Alpenhof, featuring a huge raffle to benefit the Teton County SAR. More than $15,000 in prizes will be handed out.
“We’re excited to work with our key partners to spread the word about what people need to do in the backcountry in order to stay dry and be safe. Backcountry is helping spread that message,” says Tom Boyle, Gore Strategic Marketing.
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