Over 3,500 people just like you have joined Friends of CAIC since the program launched in October of 2020. Memberships helped fund more than 200 new trailhead signs across the state. They’ve helped contribute $150,000 directly to the CAIC for forecasting operations, including the over 850 daily CAIC forecasts written during the winter of 20/21. Our members participated in the first regional snowpack live update, and received insider member updates via email. They’ve bought merchandise at a discount from Friends of CAIC and our partners. Join today and become part of the community that supports avalanche safety and education in Colorado. 2021/2022 membership packets will begin shipping in October 2021 - get in the front of the line by joining today!

Membership Levels

Trailhead Member

$35-$99

- 2021/2022 Member Sticker
- Printed Membership Card
- Partner Discounts (TBA for 21/22)
- January and March Regional Snowpack Live Digital Updates
- Quarterly member update email
- 10% Discount on Friends of CAIC online store 
 

Treeline Member

$100-$499

- Friends of CAIC Member Logo Socks by Point6
- 2021/2022 Member Sticker
- Printed Membership Card
- Partner Discounts (TBA for 21/22)
- January and March Regional Snowpack Live Digital Updates
- Quarterly member update email
- 10% Discount on Friends of CAIC online store
 

Summit Member

$500+

- Friends of CAIC Member Logo La Sportiva Jacket   (M or W)
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 2021/2022 Member Sticker
- Printed Membership Card
- Partner Discounts (TBA for 21/22)
- January and March Regional Snowpack Live Digital Updates
- Quarterly member update email
- 10% Discount on Friends of CAIC online store

Why become a member?

Sam Bacon

Summit Member

"I am a member of Friends of CAIC because I feel a personal commitment to supporting a resource that I use all the time. Our family spends a lot of time recreating in the mountains, both ourselves and others depend on the CAIC and Friends of CAIC to keep the community safe. "
 

Leo Tsuo

Treeline Member

“My life has been about community building, and that’s what Friends of CAIC membership is all about. A community is not just people with common interests, it’s uniting (comm – unity) to accomplish great things. Friends of CAIC members collectively support the resources we all depend on to recreate safely.” Leo Tsuo, owner of Weston, the second-largest splitboard company in the United States, has designed, implemented, and created a new kind of community within the backcountry: one that prioritizes education over fear, communication over secrecy, inclusion over elitism."
 

Ellen Hollinshead

Trailhead Member

“I have been a backcountry skier from Summit County for a long time, back in the day when we had to call the CAIC to get the avalanche report, and when we never saw anyone else skiing other than on Baldy. But times have changed, dramatically. CAIC forecasters work very hard to do what they do and Friends of CAIC has done an amazing job of making their workload easier. I also appreciate the social media presence of Friends of CAIC, because it gives us a platform for discussion. Thanks Friends of CAIC for all that you do!"

The Colorado backcountry community is growing. Your support is needed more than ever.

Join now to make a difference.

Make it annual starting at only $35 a year - less than a tank of gas!

Frequently Asked Questions