Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mark your Calendars: BANFF, MF2011, and Golden Gate Dirty 30

Mark your calendars for several events coming up, from film festival world tours to a CMC open house complete with live music and free happy hour to epic trail running races!
Banff Mountain
Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour! Hosted by REI, the showings will be at the Paramount Theatre on March 3-4, 2011. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the CMC. A unique selection of films will be shown each of the two evenings. Tickets are available at REI locations, at the CMC office, or online. If you’d like to volunteer one or both nights, please email
Mountain Fest 2011
Get your adventure on at the 9th annual Mountain Fest. The Fest, billed as CMC’s annual “Open House,” begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the American Mountaineer Center in Golden. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, ready to climb your first 14er, or new to the Rockies, Mountain Fest will help prepare you to enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors.

Mountain Fest will feature a climbing competition, membership discounts, skills clinics from our popular outdoor schools, free happy hour from Upslope and live music from Racecar Spelled Backwards. Bring family, friends, or yourself to this fun and free event!

Golden Gate Dirty Thirty
Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Dirty Thirty! This year's 7-mile, 12-mile, and 50k trail races will be held on Saturday, June 4th, in Golden Gate State Park. Proceeds benefit the CMC's Youth Education Program. The event is expected to fill up very soon! Register at We will need many volunteers for this event. Please email Brenda at to volunteer.