Backcountry Basecamp 2020

Celebrating its 25th year, Backcountry Magazine continues a commitment to safety that’s helped build its reputation as a leading source for backcountry etiquette and education, from the page to the mountains, since 1994.

Now in its seventh year, Backcountry BASECAMP teams up for winter 2020 with Scott Sports, Nokian Tyres and WhistlePig to showcase the latest in gear and safety at resorts across North America. This winter, the lineup is better than ever, with a completely redesigned setup and experience that’s scheduled to visit seven resorts in six states: Vermont, California, Washington, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. 

Join our editors at the following locations for on-mountain learning and activities, including demos, avalanche education, guided tours and a huge raffle to benefit a nonprofit that’s local to each tour stop—all hosted alongside guides, forecasters, AIARE instructors and gear experts.

BASECAMP 2020 TOUR STOPS

JANUARY 11-12: CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT, WASHINGTON

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Saturday, January 11
9 a.m. – Free demos all day
10 a.m. – Free backcountry skiing intro workshop with Pro Guiding Service
11:30 a.m. – Avalanche 101 with the Northwest Avalanche Center
12 p.m. – Free Good To-Go food
1:30 p.m. – Backcountry skiing intro workshop with Pro Guiding Service
2 p.m. – How to perform a beacon search with Backcountry Basecamp staff
5 p.m. – Après party and raffle ($4,000 in prizes) to benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center at the Bullwheel Bar. Tickets are $10 and available at the BASECAMP trailer. Drawing at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 12
9 a.m. – Free demos all day
10 a.m. – Backcountry skiing intro workshop with Pro Guiding Service
11:30 a.m. – Avalanche 101 with the Northwest Avalanche Center
12 p.m. – Free Good To-Go food
2 p.m. – How to perform a beacon search with Backcountry Basecamp staff

FEBRUARY 22-23: ALTA SKI AREA, UTAH

New This Year: Join the editors of Backcountry and Backcountry Pros guide John Mletschnig for three days of Wasatch touring from Alta. Stay with us at Goldminer’s Daughter and enjoy family-style meals, evening activities and education (and a beer or two). Hone your skills, shred some pow and test the latest backcountry gear. Find more at backcountrymagazine.com/basecampplus.

FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 1: JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT, WYOMING
MARCH 7-8: LOVELAND SKI AREA, COLORADO
MARCH 28-29: KILLINGTON RESORT, VERMONT

PAST STOPS

JANUARY 4-5: ALPINE MEADOWS SKI RESORT, CALIFORNIA
DECEMBER 14, 2019: SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT, VERMONT

About Height of Land Publications 

Founded in Jeffersonville, Vermont in 2002, Height of Land is one of the few remaining independent publishers in outdoor action sports. Our mission is simple: We are core, adventure-sports media by those who live it, for those who aspire to it. Height of Land print and electronic brands include Alpinist, Backcountry, Cross Country Skier and Mountain Flyer magazines.

Media Contacts

John Costello
john@backcountrymagazine.com
802.734.9558

Louise Lintilhac
louise@backcountrymagazine.com
802.238.9032

Comments

  1. Nick Branch says:

    So what are the particulars for BC basecamp at Smuggs? Can’t find details on your website or Smuggs’

  2. Mack Johnson says:

    Where can I get details n the BB at Crystal Mountain? How do I register? schedule?

    • Louise Lintilhac says:

      Hi Mack, all the info is in our Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/454156585276839/. Hope to see you there!

  3. Jim Sorenson says:

    Will the Atomic Backland 95 skis be available for Demo?

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