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02-21-2012 09:14 AM
killclimbz The on snow was last weekend. Things went great! Thanks to everyone who participated. FOBP is in the early planning stages of a spring party. We have Kyle Miller's Freerider to show. We'll probably be pairing it up with some other local talent's film for the event. Drinking will ensue.



I'll create a new thread for the event. All you Front Rangers should come out for it once we nail the date.
01-11-2012 02:19 PM
killclimbz Got an update on the avy class scheduled next week for Winterpark.
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PLEASE NOTE: Next week's avy class at the East Grand Fire Station will take place on Monday, Jan. 16th at 7:00 pm. Please share this with your friends who are planning to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause.
01-09-2012 03:13 PM
killclimbz As referenced above, there is a free class tomorrow night at the Oriental. I know the snow has been a bummer but it's going to come. When it does, things are going to be scary sketch. Learn about it now.
01-08-2012 04:12 AM
fobp Couple more coming up.

Sunday, 1/8 Wilderness Exchange Unlimited
Tuesday, 1/10 Oriental Theater
Tuesday, 1/16 East Grand Fire Station - Fraser
Thursday, 1/19 Bent Gate
Tuesday 1/24 GoLite - Denver West
12-08-2011 04:16 PM
Milo303 I'll be at the Oriental one on the 12th

Down for a pre show dinner session or something
12-08-2011 12:47 PM
linvillegorge You gonna be there tonight bro? I'm trying to see if I can get a couple of friends to come. I don't really have time right now, but if I can get them to go, I'll come.
12-08-2011 12:41 PM
killclimbz Another class tonight at the Bentgate at 7:30 not 7 this time. Rumor has it if you show up at 7 there might be beer there though...
11-28-2011 02:45 PM
killclimbz For the on snow course, you need to have basic avy gear. Beacon, shovel, probe, plus a way to carry it. You will also need to have some method of travel, snowshoes, or splitboard. Other than trying to boot pack it.

The Berthoud course is going to be a bit more advanced as we go over using your beacon and practice searching with it. In addition to covering terrain selection, some pit tests and analysis.

The resort course should cover most of this, but since you don't have to have avy gear for it, and the fact that it's geared towards the sidecountry slider, it's not going to as in depth. It will probably mostly stress terrain selection, travel protocols, and some pit work. To be honest it's new and I am not 100% sure what our instructors are planning on covering. So the only gear you would need to bring to this one is your typical riding gear you use at the resort everyday. Though I would recommend bring a full avy gear kit. I am sure some time will be set aside on how to use that gear making it worth your while.
11-28-2011 02:35 PM
turbospartan
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There is another free class tomorrow night at CU Boulder, Humanities Room 1B50. 7pm.

Also, we have released the info on our resort based course out of Winterpark. There is a cost to this one, but you won't be required to hike, or even have avy gear if you don't have it. It will cover basics for resort based sidecountry skiing and should be a great introduction for those who want to decide if backcountry riding is something they want to do or not.

You can check it out here.

Kill - whats the difference between the Winterpark course and the actual Berthoud course? Obviously one is based on a resort, but is the Berthoud course a little more advanced?

Require your own gear?
11-28-2011 12:27 PM
killclimbz There is another free class tomorrow night at CU Boulder, Humanities Room 1B50. 7pm.

Also, we have released the info on our resort based course out of Winterpark. There is a cost to this one, but you won't be required to hike, or even have avy gear if you don't have it. It will cover basics for resort based sidecountry skiing and should be a great introduction for those who want to decide if backcountry riding is something they want to do or not.

You can check it out here.
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