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Bentgate Mountaineering's 8th Annual Ski Season Kickoff Party


Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

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Bentgate Mountaineering's 8th Annual 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 and celebrate the coming snow at the American Mountaineering Center.

The party is a fundraiser for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Friends of Berthoud Pass. Two organizations that are dedicated to Backcountry Safety. The party includes a ski expo with industry reps and backcountry organizations, live music, a huge raffle, silent auction, backcountry games, a local brewery beer garden, presenation by Alaskan Photographer Carl Battreall and food trucks.

Backcountry Games:

To help spread avalanche awareness, the Kick-off Party will be featuring the Backcountry Games. Come try your hand at the Timed Beacon Search, Backcountry Obstacle Challenge, Timed Skin Transition, Timed Split Board Transition, ‘Timed Blind Shovel Assemble’ and a Pull Up Contest! You can buy a ticket pack here before the party or buy tickets individually at the event. There will be prizes at every game!

Ski Expo

The Ski Expo features our 30+ winter brands and their latest winter gear for 2018. It runs from 5-7:45.

Raffle and Silent Auction

Our raffle includes tons of great gear, from skis and snowboards to avy gear and clothing. Each item will be individually raffled off, giving you the option to pick exactly what you want to win, after the initial raffle, we will have a "second round" raffle including everyones tickets. Ticket packs are available until noon on the day of the event. At the event, tickets can be bought at these prices: 1 for $5 / 3 for $10 / 6 for $15 / 9 for $20.

Make your raffle choices and silent auction bids between 5 and 7:45pm. The drawing starts at 7:45pm.

Ski Movies

This year, we will be playing clips from classic ski movies during the expo and after the raffle, we will show a few short films from this year, including Salomon Free Ski TV, DPS's ski films, and more. There is no cost to watch the movies. We will be playing them in the main event hall. 

Ticket Pack

Purchase the ticket pack in advance and your $25 will get you 10 raffle tickets, 3 Backcountry Games Tickets, and 1 Drink Ticket, all of which help us to donate to CAIC and FOBP. Individual beer/drink, raffle, and backcountry games tickets can be purchased at the event.

Beer Garden

This year for refreshments, we will have a number of Local Breweries to offer a great selection of beers for your enjoyment. There will also be a selection of non alchoholic options. 

Food Trucks

Basic Kneads and The Road Runner Food Trucks will be joining us to offer their selection of food options. 



Come and join us for the best winter kick off party out there! Have fun, go home with some killer new gear and help support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Friends of Berthoud Pass and The American Mountaineering Museum.



Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Bentgate: 303 271 9382 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, You may print your ticket, but all that is required is an ID to confirm your identity. We will have a list of all those who purchased a ticket online

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

An ID is required to receive a wrist band for Alcholic beverages


Have questions about Bentgate Mountaineering's 8th Annual Ski Season Kickoff Party? Contact Bentgate

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American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

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