to take this opportunity to thank the many local
people, organizations and businesses that made our
recent community fundraiser a success.
The Cornerhouse Grille was a great place to host our
local fundraiser, so special thanks go to Clay and his
hard working crew for providing the venue. Tor
Anderson of the Telluride Mountain Club, Nick
DiGiacomo and Susan Curtis all volunteered their time
and efforts and we couldn’t have had this event
without their help.
The list of donors to the fundraiser shows great
community support for our efforts and I hope we
haven’t forgotten to mention anyone’s name (this list
in no particular order):
Paragon Sports; Telluride Sports; Christy Sports; San
Juan Hut System; Cornerhouse Grille; Telluride
Outside; Tor Anderson Graphic Design; Becca Tudor;
Jagged Edge; Progressive Gaitways; Between the Covers
Bookstore; Chicks with Picks; Telluride Tire;
Telluride Mountain Film; Telluride HeliTrax; Black
Diamond; Telluride Snowmobile Adventures; Boot
Doctors; Telluride Bottleworks; Lynton Moore; Sue Hill
Jewelry; Studio G; Nick DiGiacomo; Screamin’ Doggies;
Peak Performance Therapy; Sunglass Hut; Dianne Pauls;
Elite Fitness and Massage; San Juan Outdoor School;
San Juan Field School; Telluride Fitness Center; Grace
Engbring; Mountain Boy Sledworks; The Pilates
Workshop; Camel’s Garden Hotel; Healing Elements
Massage Therapy; and Sharon Caplan of Telluride Yoga.
Mountain Trip Guiding Service, based out of Ophir,
deserves special recognition for their especially
generous gift of a guided trip to Alaska!
Additionally, Backcountry Experience, the outdoor
equipment store from Durango, went above and beyond
once again this year. They held a staffed raffle at
all three CAIC fundraisers in the region (Durango,
Ouray and Telluride), so a special thanks goes out to
Finally, our appreciation goes out to all the
community members who came to the fundraiser – it was
a fun party!
Think snow and have a safe winter!
– Mark Rikkers, Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Northern San Juan Avalanche Forecaster