Backcountry Basecamp 2016: Smugglers’ Notch, VT



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, where Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk Allstars will be performing. Proceeds from the event benefit 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.

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