The Monthly Dump - December 2023
Check out a CAIC animation about remote triggered avalanches
Read the forecast at Colorado.gov/avalanche.
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Sponsor Message - Glade
|For every one of these award-winning goggles sold, Glade will donate 25% of proceeds to FoCAIC to further their mission of backcountry awareness and education.
Benefit Bash + Colorado Gives Day
A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the CAIC Benefit Bash on December 2nd and/or contributed on Colorado Gives Day the following Tuesday!
The 16th Annual Benefit Bash maintained the tradition of filling the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center with backcountry enthusiasts, all rallying for avalanche forecasting and education. Through giveaways, auctions, and ticket sales, Friends of CAIC raised over $80,000 on that memorable night. We take pride in presenting a check for $100,000 to the CAIC, directly funding forecasting operations this season. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the volunteers, partners, and attendees for ensuring the success of this event.
On Colorado Gives Day, our goal was to raise $50,000, marking 50 years of forecasting in Colorado. Thanks to your generous donations, we surpassed the target, reaching over $52,000 on the day! Special thanks to all who donated and helped spread the word about this significant day of giving. A heartfelt congratulations to Will F. from Crested Butte, the fortunate winner of the Mammut safety package!
Want to share feedback on CAIC avalanche safety communications? We're all ears.
Your feedback matters to us here at the CAIC —which is why we're inviting you to participate in the Snow Pool. As part of the Snow Pool, you'll have the opportunity to share feedback and ultimately shape the future of the CAIC's forecasts, website, and safety messaging.
You do not have to live in Colorado or have any avalanche knowledge to participate. We are interested in the perspectives of all types of users with all levels of experience. It will take approximately 10 minutes to sign up, and is best done on a computer instead of a mobile device.
The Snow Pool is a collaborative research project on avalanche safety by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Simon Fraser University with additional support from the Friends of CAIC.
Across Colorado, many of our mountain towns, counties, and community foundations are providing critical funding to support local avalanche forecasting and education by providing grant funding to Friends of CAIC. If you live in, or travel to these locations, join us in thanking them for their support for avalanche safety!
2023/2024 Grant Funding
American Avalanche Association
Chaffee County Community Foundation
City of Aspen
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado - Estes Valley Community Fund
Copper Mountain - Play Forever Fund
First Ascent Charitable Foundation
National Forest Foundation Ski Conservation Fund - Dillon Ranger District
Ouray Community Fund & Citizens State Bank
San Miguel County
The Summit Foundation
Town of Breckenridge
Vail Resorts - Epic Promise Fund
Yampa Valley Community Foundation
Sponsor Message - Gordini
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Sponsor Message - First Ascent
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