Arapahoe Basin's Backcountry Preparedness Days, held Feb. 8 and 9, garnered more than $10,000 in proceeds, all of which was donated to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). The event included a Companion Rescue Workshop and the 11th Annual Beacon Bowl.
"These events were simply outstanding," said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin's chief operating officer. "I am so impressed by the generosity of our community."
Last year, the ski area raised approximately $7,600 for the CAIC. This year, it exceeded its goal for the $10,000 mark.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is the nation's oldest public avalanche forecast program, and supports four offices across the state of Colorado. In addition to avalanche forecasting and accident investigation, the CAIC contracts with the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide travelers with accurate highway condition information.
"We're so fortunate to be part of a community that understands the value of an organization like the CAIC, and how it benefits the greater ski and ride culture," said Adrienne Saia Isaac, marketing and communications manager for the ski area.