Festivals & Events:
3rd Annual Search & Rescue Fundraiser/Backcountry Awareness Event
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. Through sponsorship, donations and underwriting by Bootdoctors, High Pie, Faction Skis, Mountain Trip, we were able to donate 100% of the proceeds to SAR.