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Backcountry: Preseason party to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and other winter nonprofits

Annual fundraiser features ski flick, raffle and ski expo

A large wet snow avalanche along I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain.

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO —The buzz for the upcoming ski season will get a jolt this week, as Bent Gate Mountaineering hosts a ski season kickoff party benefiting the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and several other winter-oriented nonprofit groups.

The annual fundraiser is set for Sept. 27 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. Tickets are $20 at the door, including admission to a showing of the Oakley film, The Ordinary Skier, a ski expo with ski industry reps and backcountry organizations, silent auctions, and a killer gear giveaway including skis, beacons and bindings. Continue reading

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