3rd ANNUAL BACKCOUNTRY AWARENESS EVENT
A FUNDRAISER FOR SAN MIGUEL COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE (SAR)
Saturday, December 1, 2018
The Telluride Premier of Teton Gravity Research Film
Doors Open @ 5:30pm Silent Auction
7:00pm Film Screening
Live Auction & Jollification To Follow
$10 Donation To SMSAR
This 3rd annual event is the biggest single fundraiser for San Miguel County Search and Rescue (SAR.) The goals are to start the Winter season with greater awareness of backcountry touring opportunities, challenges and safety protocols and to support SAR.
Combining fun with facts, the evening starts with socializing, bevs and food, a silent auction, and information tables on avalanche preparedness, Search and Rescue services, SAR cards and volunteer opportunities.
A screening of Teton Gravity Research’s latest film ODE TO MUIR is the central highlight. The evening culminates with a drawing of great prizes, including backcountry guided adventures, safety equipment for backcountry trekking and ski and snowboard gear. Fun ski and snowboard shorts round out the celebration of community and gratitude to our search and rescue volunteers.
The event was 100% sold out in 2017. We raised funds for SAR from ticket sales, a percentage of High Pie food and beverage sales, direct donations and silent auction sales.
Through sponsorship, donations and underwriting by Bootdoctors, High Pie, Faction Skis, Mountain Trip, we were able to donate 100% of the proceeds to SAR.
San Miguel County Search and Rescue (SAR) is a volunteer based organization dedicated to saving lives and providing rescue services throughout the county. SAR covers approximately 1,200 square miles, ranging from high desert at an altitude of 5,000 feet to high alpine at an altitude in excess of 14,000 feet. SAR covers everything from lost hikers, technical rock rescues, helicopter extractions, and avalanche rescues.
By Colorado statute, the county sheriff directs and is responsible for all search and rescue activities. The San Miguel County Search and Rescue team has extensive training and skill sets involved in patient assessment and medical, high & low angle rescue, waterfall & ice rescue, avalanche rescue, swiftwater rescue, and high altitude diving.
Bootdoctors’ Events Planner, Bryce Young, felt such deep gratitude to SAR for their brave efforts to rescue many of our friends, athletes and visitors over the years that he wanted to give back.
“I realized that too many of our friends are losing their lives in avalanches and in the backcountry. We need to, as a community, increase our awareness and preparedness for backcountry exploration. I want to emphasize the importance of making good decisions, being patient, and knowing where to get the information to be educated enough to make the right decision. I also saw the incredible time, energy and expertise that locals dedicated as SAR volunteers and wanted to celebrate them.”
– Ode to Muir Telluride Premiere
Teton Gravity’s newest film, Ode To Muir, pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.
Jeremy Jones has a guide to backcountry safety on his web site. Check it out by CLICKING HERE!
For more information about SAR, GO HERE!
684 County Road 63L • Telluride, Colorado
Call (970) 728-1911
HOURS & LOCATIONS
TELLURIDE MAIN STREET
CURRENTLY OPEN FROM 10AM TO 5PM
Year-round retail store & bike shop, nordic/snowshoe rentals, winter fatbike rentals, summer demo bike rentals & camping gear.
PHONE: (970) 728-4525
SUMMER HOURS: 9:00am to 7:00pm • SPRING & FALL HOURS: 10:00am to 6:00pm • WINTER HOURS: 8:00am to 7:00pm
LOCATION: 213 W Colorado Ave, Telluride CO 81435
TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
REOPENING MAY 17-22ND FROM 10AM TO 5PM
Complete outdoor retail store, full ski/snowboard rental & tunes, custom boot fitting, summer bike rentals, repairs & sales.
PHONE: (970) 728-8954
SUMMER HOURS: 9:00am to 6:00pm • FALL HOURS: 9:00am to 5:00pm • WINTER HOURS: 8:00am to 7:00pm
LOCATION & MAILING ADDRESS: 650 Mountain Village Blvd 81435
TELLURIDE OAK STREET
REOPENING MAY 17-22ND FROM 10AM TO 5PM
Full ski/bike/paddleboard rental shop, winter custom bootfitting/ski sales/tunes, year-round accessory retail sales.
PHONE: (970) 728-4581
SUMMER HOURS: 9:00am to 6:00pm • SPRING & FALL HOURS: 10:00am to 5:00pm • WINTER HOURS: 8:00am to 6:00pm
LOCATION: 236 South Oak, Telluride CO 81435
TAOS SKI VALLEY
REOPENING MAY 24TH FROM SUMMER HOURS
Complete outdoor retail store, demo ski rentals, winter tune shop, custom year-round, bootfitting, summer hiking gear & shoes.
PHONE: (575) 776-2489
SUMMER HOURS: 10:00am to 5:00pm • FALL HOURS: 10:00am to 5:00pm • WINTER HOURS: 8:00am to 6:00pm
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 41, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525