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Arapahoe Basin to host 17th annual Beacon Bowl on Feb. 9

Deepan Dutta / Summit Daily News

A ski patroller races with an avalanche safety dog during the 16th Beacon Bowl at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Feb. 3, 2018.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is hosting its 17th annual Beacon Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and includes a beacon search competition, beacon practice area, avalanche dog demonstrations, live and silent auctions, ski and snowboard demos, and an après party with pizza and beer specials that is open to all.

The event was conceived 17 years ago by A-Basin’s ski patrol and is one of four fundraising events hosted by A-Basin each year. Participants include ski patrollers from across the state, as well as backcountry skiers wanting to hone their rescue skills. The A-Basin ski patrol team is the defending champion from 2018. Potential competitors can register online for $20, and visitors can find more information at ArapahoeBasin.com/Event/Beacon-Bowl.

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