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    Ski Season Kick-Off Party

    Bentgate Mountaineering's Ski Season Kick-off Party is the biggest stoke fest of the season! Every year hundreds of dedicated skiers and riders from around the front range come out to celebrate the coming snow at the American Mountaineering Center.

    The event is open to the public and admission is FREE!



    The Kick-off party is a fundraiser for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. It includes a ski expo with industry reps and backcountry organizations, live music, a huge raffle, silent auction, backcountry games, and food trucks


    Winter Gear Expo | 5:00pm - 7:45pm
    The Ski Expo features our 30+ winter brands and their latest winter gear for 2023.

    • Hestra Gloves
    • Salomon
    • Super 73
    • Flylow
    • Black Crows
    • Oakley
    • Jones Snowboards
    • Smith Optics
    • Never Summer
    • Patagonia
    • Icelantic Skis
    • Friends of Berthoud Pass
    • Mammut
    • DPS Skis, PHANTOM Glide
    • Colorado Adventure Guides
    • Norrøna
    • Blizzard/Tecnica
    • SCARPA
    • Ortovox
    • Dynafit
    • POMOCA
    • K2
    • BCA
    • CAMP
    • Atomic
    • 22 Designs
    • Loveland Ski Area
    • Alpine Rescue Team
    • Bondi Outdoor Leadership
    • Snow Visa
    • Marker Bindings
    • Colorado Mountain School / American Avalanche Institute
    • SWIX
    • Black Diamond Equipment
    • ATK Bindings
    • Majestic Heli Ski

    Food Trucks | 5:00pm - 7:45pm
    Live Music by Timber! | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Raffle and Silent Auction | 7:45pm - 8:15pm

    Our raffle (and silent auction) include tons of great gear from skis and splitboards to avy gear and clothing. Items will be individually raffled off, giving you the option to pick exactly what you want to win. Raffle Drawing starts at 7:45 (must be present to win)

    All Proceeds from the silent auction and beer sales will go to support the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center


    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    We can be reached at [email protected] or at 303 271 9382

    Are dogs allowed?

    Dogs are allowed to the outdoor expo, but must be on a leash at all times.

    Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

    An ID is required to receive a wristband for Alcoholic beverages


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