2016 Backcountry Basecamp presented by GORETEXDate: Sat Jan 23, 2016 to Sun Jan 24, 2016
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.
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 benefiting Teton County Search and Rescue.
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.