Now Hiring for Winter 24/25!


Friends of CAIC sponsors create co-branded products in order to expand the reach of safety messaging and raise money to contribute to our mission of supporting avalanche forecasting and education in Colorado. Here are several products available for purchase this year from partners Phunkshun Wear, Sendy Sauce, Point6, Glade, and Tailwind Nutrition!

Phunkshun Wear X Friends of CAIC - Art of the Backcountry

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Collaborating for the first time, Phunkshun Wear will feature Leslie Jorgensen’s striking backcountry imagery on winter tubes and balaclavas, transforming them into uniquely beautiful pieces of functional art. Phunkshun Wear and Jorgensen also teamed up to produce a short documentary film, shot on-location in Colorado’s backcountry and in Jorgensen’s Salida studio, beautifully capturing the artist’s story and the origins of the creative collaboration. With each sale of a winter tube or balaclava featuring Leslie’s artwork, a generous donation will be made to Friends of CAIC, making this project directly impactful toward their mission to support avalanche safety education and forecasting in Colorado.




We're thrilled to announce this new collaboration with Sendy Sauce, a mountain-based hot sauce manufacturer, to create a  “Spicy Moderate” blend to ignite awareness about Colorado’s notoriously tricky snowpack.

"Layering some Friends of CAIC “Spicy Moderate” sauce on your morning eggs really turns them into a ‘continental” breakfast,” says Sendy Sauce founder Clay VanSteel,  referring to Colorado’s blend of cold temperatures, clear skies, and low density snowfall – a recipe for an unpredictable snowpack that you can learn more about below.

We'll be selling bottles at events across the state, or you can buy your own pack at our partner Sendy Sauce's website below.


Point6 Merino Socks


The Friends of CAIC(Colorado Avalanche Information Center) Ultra Light OTC is the ultimate sock for all your backcountry snow adventures. Get up for dawn patrol and slide into this comfortable lightweight sock that will keep your feet comfortable all day long as you go up and down the mountain.

In addition, you can feel good knowing that your purchase is making a difference because all proceeds from this sock will go to the Friends of CAIC which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization "that was created to support the CAIC, while contributing to avalanche awareness and education throughout Colorado.


Glade x FoCAIC


Support FoCAIC with this hyper Limited-Edition Glade x FoCAIC Adapt 2. For every one of these award-winning goggles sold, 25% of proceeds will go directly to FoCAIC to further their mission of backcountry awareness and education.


Tailwind Nutrition

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Tailwind teamed up with Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (FoCAIC) for our winter Limited Edition Recovery Mix, Chocolate Mint! This flavor is a limited run & once it is gone, it's gone! What better way to spice up our fan favorite Chocolate Recovery than with the dynamic duo that is chocolate and mint! Get ready for another day in the backcountry while kicking your feet up by the fire and sipping on a taste of cozy.

**10% of proceeds of the Limited Edition Chocolate Mint will be donated to Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center**