Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin will host annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 21, 2010 11:45 am

Arapahoe Basin ski area will host its eighth annual Beacon Bowl and Avalanche Awareness Day on Saturday, Feb. 6, an event to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The Beacon Bowl is an event developed by A-Basin’s ski patrol to teach and test skills for the backcountry. Patrol will start the day at 10:00 a.m. with the Beacon Bowl, an avalanche transceiver competition for recreational and professional levels. Free beacon clinics with A-Basin Ski Patrol and Back Country Access will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. An avalanche dog and snow pit demonstration by the A-Basin ski patrol will take place at 1:00 p.m.

The clinics and demonstrations will take place on mountain at the base of the Lenawee Mountain lift. A telemark clinic will also be held for all abilities from 9:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $55. Registration will take place in the A-Frame beginning at 8:00 a.m. A $20 registration fee for the Beacon Bowl will be donated to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and will include a raffle ticket, a beverage and a slice of pizza at the après ski party. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers of the Beacon Bowl. A raffle, silent and live auction will be held for lift tickets, ski passes, an A-Basin avalanche school registration, a Chicago Ridge cat tour, gear from Hestra, NTN and Flylow, Colorado Avalanche tickets, concert tickets, a New Belgium cruiser bike and more to benefit the CAIC.