Alpine Safety Fair


Are You Prepared for the Backcountry This Winter?
Come to the 2nd annual Alpine Rescue Team Safety Fair and find out!

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017. Open to the public from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Alpine Rescue Team Headquarters
28802 Rainbow Hill Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439 (El Rancho)

Get the knowledge. Get the gear. Head out prepared.
Join us for free, educational talks & demonstrations from local experts. All ages and skill levels welcomed. Vendors will be there to educate, discuss their products and sell some as well.

  • 11:30 – 12:30 – “The 7 Summits” by Martin Barnett (World class climbing guide will discuss his climbs on the world’s tallest mountains. More info.
  • 12:45 – 1:45 – Avalanche and Snowpack Discussion by Dale Atkins (An active Mountain Rescue team member for over 30 years and former avalanche forecaster. Dale is also an internationally acclaimed expert on Mountain Rescue). More info.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 – Mountain Weather – how it is different than Denver’s by Mike “Coop” Cooperstein of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).
    More info
    Mike “Coop” Cooperstein has been working in the mountains for the last 20 years. He began his snow career when he was 18 years old, as a ski patroller at Snowshoe in West Virginia. He soon moved to Bozeman, Montana, where he finished his undergraduate degree in Biology. He worked at the Yellowstone Club for 11 seasons as the assistant Snow Safety and Assistant Ski Patrol Director. In 2008, he completed his master’s degree in Earth Sciences from Montana State University with a thesis on the “Effects of Slope Aspect on the Formation of Surface Hoar and Diurnally Recrystallized Near-Surface Faceted Crystals.” For the last 6 years, Coop has guided around the world for Andes Mountain Guides. CAIC bio.
  • 3:15 – 4:15 – Flight for Life of Colorado– helicopter live landing and tour of the helicopter. More info.

You can meet Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado’s canine searchers talk with the dog handlers, and see demonstrations of their abilities. The fair will also feature the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s snowcat – which you can climb inside. Giplin County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications trailer, as well as Jefferson County Sheriff’s large snowcat and Emergency Communications Trailer. Representatives from all three sheriff departments will be available to answer all your questions. Live demonstration of use of Avalanche Airbags. Kids can chat with rescuers and rig a rescue system as well, “Can you pull hard enough?”. And, Chris Tomer will demonstrate the technology of KWGN-CW2’s “Pinpoint Weather Beast”, their mobile TV weather truck. Chris may do a live forecast from the Fair.

RPM Motor Sports is this year’s “Title Sponsor”. Please visit them at

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Title sponsor

Rescue Sponsor


Support Sponsor



Alpine Rescue Team (ART) is dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education.

Our members are highly trained non-paid professional rescue-mountaineers
based in Evergreen. ART is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible.