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November 14, 2015

American Mountaineering Center

Golden, Colorado


The Backcountry Bash is the Colorado Mountain Club’s signature winter fundraiser -- a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. You definitely don't want to miss this exciting evening of auctions, food, beverages and a sneak peek of this year's Backcountry Film Festival! The Bash raises critical funds for CMC Conservation and the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, which advocates for the preservation of winter backcountry areas for human-powered use. Last year, a sold-out crowd of more than 300 outdoor enthusiasts and supporters attended the event...get your tickets early!

Emcee: Human-powered skiing ambassador and pro guide Donny Roth

Ticket price includes two drink coupons, tasty beer from Boulder's own Avery Brewing Company, delicious food from On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, selections from the 2015/16 Backcountry Film Festival, a chance to win exciting door prizes and the opportunity to bid on awesome hut trips, ski vacation packages, gear and more!


A Selection of This Year's Live Auction Items


Sunrise on the Maroon Bells Framed Print by Glenn Randall

Glenn visited Maroon Lake at least half a dozen times over a period of several years, looking for a beautiful combination of sunrise light, interesting clouds and a reflection and was finally rewarded with this image. He shot this photo in late September with a Zone VI 4x5 field camera and Kodak Pro 100 film.  
3-night, 4-day Napa Valley Winery Vacation for 4 at Calistoga Ranch Perfect for small families or two couples, this beautifully appointed, 2,400 square-foot Spa Lodge is wonderfully spacious and accommodating— and offers the addition of a relaxing hot tub to unwind in complete privacy.Package includes house and VIP tasting and tour of Silver Oak Cellars with the Calistoga Ranch property.  

A Hut stay at any 10th Mountain Division Hut for up to 16 people donated by 10th Mountain Division Hut Association

10th Mountain is a system of 34 backcountry huts in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes. They provide a unique opportunity for backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking while staying in secure, comfortable shelter.  

Antique Ski lift chair from Ski Idlewild donated by Rendezvous Colorado

This antique ski lift chair will make an amazing porch swing or bench with a unique style fit for any mountain lover's home. Think outside the box and it has unlimited possibilities!  

Handmade 20-speed Bamboo Bicycle created by Block Bamboo Bikes

20 speed road bike completely crafted from bamboo!  

Three pieces of handcrafted jewelry by Kortz Originals

A Men’s Sterling Silver Hand Crafted Leather Bracelet

Mount Yale Necklace with Diamond Encrusted Mountain Peaks

Handies Peak Necklace with Diamond Mountain Peaks


3 Nights at Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colorado for 2 people

The Hotel Madeline Telluride’s intimate size belies the wealth of world-class resort amenities that await you at this four-season destination: from casual, sophisticated dining at M Restaurant, to drinks at the Black Iron Kitchen and Bar.  Accommodations feature the luxurious Hotel Madeline guest room, which fully capture the essence of casual Telluride luxury lodging.  

4 Nights for 2 people at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia

Combining classic elegance and a modern alpine setting, this award-winning Whistler hotel showcases exceptional dining and full resort amenities. Exclusive Fairmont privileges include unlimited access to scheduled yoga and AquaFit classes, the on-site driving range and tennis courts.  


A big thank you to our 2015 sponsors!

The Alfred A. Braun

Hut System

Block Bamboo Bikes