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ORTOVOX Renews Partnership with Colorado Avalanche Information Center to Enhance Education and Safety

rygr October 10, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. (October 10, 2023) – ORTOVOX, a leading provider of avalanche safety equipment and outdoor gear, is proud to announce its partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). The collaboration aims to further the mission of avalanche education and safety within the Colorado backcountry community through its new Mobile Avalanche Education Trailer and continued support for the Trailhead Outreach Program.

The new CAIC Mobile Avalanche Education Trailer will travel to various outdoor events, trailheads and popular outdoor destinations throughout Colorado, providing valuable resources and educational opportunities to the community. It will serve as a hub for educational initiatives, featuring ORTOVOX avalanche equipment demonstrations, Safety Academy Guidebooks (SAG), and the innovative Safety Academy Mountain 3D technology (SAM3D). This partnership will enable CAIC to expand its outreach and deliver crucial avalanche safety information and training to a broader audience.

The partnership between ORTOVOX and CAIC is also a cornerstone of the Trailhead Outreach Program, designed to bring avalanche education and awareness to outdoor enthusiasts where they play. The collaboration has allowed CAIC to install more than 200 educational signs since 2020, as well as six beacon checker signs across the U.S. Forest Service’s Dillon Ranger District last winter. During Winter 2022/23 CAIC visited 150 trailheads and led over 4,000 conversations surrounding avalanche safety.

ORTOVOX has also donated gear for the fundraising endeavors of CAIC. The 11th Annual Ski Season Kick Off Party, put on by Bent Gate Mountaineering, is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th. This event will take place at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado, from 5–9 pm and will feature live music, food trucks, raffles, and a silent auction. Admission is free.


For more information, please contact Senior PR Account Manager Andrea Green at


About ORTOVOX: ORTOVOX is a four-season mountain brand headquartered in Germany known as an expert in avalanche rescue equipment and wool apparel designed specifically for ski touring, freeriding, mountaineering, alpine climbing and alpine touring. Since its founding in 1980, ORTOVOX has stood for a sophisticated approach to protection and comfort in the mountains, characterized by the responsible treatment of people and nature. As pioneers in avalanche rescue, ORTOVOX has played a key role in the development of emergency equipment and targeted training measures for mountain sports, with protection as the brand’s most important value. This protective ethos extends to include safe and fair working conditions for its employees, setting the highest standards of animal welfare on the brand’s Tasmanian merino farms and ensuring environmentally friendly manufacturing of its products.     


About Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC): The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program within the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Executive Director’s Office. The program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Friends of the CAIC (FoCAIC) a 501c3 group. The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the state’s economy. 


Contact: Andrea Green

(970) 236-1668 ext. 2196