Fireside Chats

All chats start at 6:00 pm, so show up a little before to get a seat and a drink.
First Fireside Chat: December 18
Crested Butte Physio Therapy
505 Second Street, Crested Butte
*BYO camp chair for a guaranteed seat
In order to spread the community love, we’re moving these fireside chats around to different venues. Stay tuned for the release of January’s chat information just after the holidays.
If your business is interested in hosting a Fireside Chat please contact us.
Al Johnson 2019

Al Johnson Race Sunday March 24, 2019

Join us for the 45th Annual Al Johnson Uphill Downhill Telemark Ski Race!
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Keep the free-heel tradition alive and support the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.
Tag Team Race starts at High Noon
Individual Race Starts at 1:00pm
After Party, Awards and Raffle starts at 4:00pm

Get your costumes together and get ready to parTAY!!

Download and print and bring to the Alpineer to pre-register or day of the race at the Brick Oven.

Avy Awareness Night & Beacon Brush Up 2018

Upcoming Events

    December 1, 2018

    December 2, 2018



    2019 members receive YEAR ROUND discounts at local businesses, Members Only entry pricing for select CBAC events and entry into our Members Only Raffle. 

    Support those that help keep you safe in the backcountry!

    2018 AJ Uphill/Downhill

    44th Anual Al Johnson Photos – FREE, but consider making a donation to the CBAC.  We’d appreciate it!

    2018 AJ RESULTS

    Al Johnson Race 2018

    The History | 2017 Results | 2018 Race Waiver OFFline Registration

    The 44th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/ Downhill Telemark Race honors the roots of skiing in Crested Butte, and benefits the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.  “We Do It Every Day”

    Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center in honoring the true roots of skiing in Crested Butte, the way Al Johnson, our USPS mailman did it.  With free heels.


    Help the Crested Butte Avalanche Center raise necessary funds to keep the forecasting going EVERY DAY, ALL WINTER LONG.  Use the power of social media and share our mission with your friends.  Prizes will be awarded for most money raised by a team and most money raised by an individual!

    You can also still register in person at the Alpineer until March 16, and the day of the race at the Brick during bib pick up between 8 and 9:30am the morning of the race.

    GoDeeper Beer Tasting


    January 26th, 2018. 6-9 p.m.
    Mallardi Theater at the Old Town Hall bus stop in Crested Butte.
    In its 5th year of outrageous fun.  Copious amounts of delicious beer on tap. Satisfy your taste buds and support the CBAC!
    $25 Entry, $20 for CBAC Members.

    Raffle!  And Members Only Raffle!


    Beacon Brush Up

    Saturday, December 9, 2017
    9am-3pm PRACTICE AVALANCHE RESCUE @ Crested Butte Community School, Crested Butte
    3pm-6pm AFTER PARTY @ the Alpineer, Crested Butte

    Bring your avalanche rescue gear; bring your partners! It’s FREE.

    Register in advance at Avalanche Awareness Night to reserve your timeslot, or come at 9AM to sign-up on the day of the event.

    Working in small groups, refresh your avalanche rescue skills solving multiple rescue scenarios. Beacon manufacturers will be on hand with demo gear to try out, and to offer personalized coaching in the beacon practice.

    At the end of the day, join us for an After Party at the Alpineer with a great participant raffle, beer, and special offers:

    15% off avalanche rescue gear* for Brush Up participants, 20% off CBAC members!!!  *some restrictions apply


    Avalanche Awareness Night

    “Oh Yeah – It’s Back!!!”

    Friday, December 8, 2017
    Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mt Crested Butte.

    Doors open at 5:00, Program starts at 6:00.  $5 at the door. CBAC members get in FREE.

    Join the Crested Butte Avalanche Center on Friday December 8th, 2017 for the 14th Annual Avalanche Awareness Night at the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte.

    You know it, this night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for your local avalanche center.  Beer, pizza, avalanche education, comedy, all your best friends, CBAC logo apparel, a humongous raffle (and Haffle!).  Don’t miss out on the best early season kickoff party in the Gunnison Valley.