Friends of Colorado Avalanche Information Center (FoCAIC) is proud to host "Après at the Ale House," a benefit for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) , on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Aspen Highlands Alehouse . Mountain enthusiasts are invited to come out and support the CAIC in their continued efforts of avalanche forecasting and education in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout Colorado. The benefit will feature live music and beer from Colorado's Aspen and Upslope Brewing companies. Additionally, raffle items will be offered from CAIC partners Black Diamond Equipment, La Sportiva, Liberty, Mammut, Ortovox, Rab, Strafe Clothing and much more. Everyone attending the event will receive a discounted Avalanche Level 1 course from Aspen Expeditions . What: Après at the Alehouse When: March 14, 2015 Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Where: Highlands Alehouse, Aspen Highlands Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/CAICaspen CAIC strives to minimize the economic and human impact of snow avalanches on the recreation, tourism, and commerce industries. Colorado has one of the most dangerous snowpacks in North America and typically accounts for one third of all avalanche fatalities in the United States. With the winter being in full swing, and the snowpack being incredibly tender thus far, it is important that CAIC continues to receive support so it can provide valuable information for those venturing into the backcountry. The center could not operate without the support of its friends and regular users through funding opportunities such as this event. The Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to support the CAIC, while contributing to avalanche awareness and education throughout the State of Colorado. CAIC achieves this mission through donations, grants, and fundraising events.