Double-Header 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball

Celebrating 40 Years of a Mine-Free Red Lady!

March 9, 2017: Red Lady Ball featuring the Red Lady Ramblers

March 10, 2017: Red Lady Ball featuring the String Cheese Incident

High Country Conservation Advocates celebrates its 40th year with a special Double-Header 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball. Due to the overwhelming interest in our 40th anniversary event, HCCA is excited to make this Ball a two-night affair. We have much to be thankful for, and we want everyone to celebrate with us! Last year’s tidal wave of positive change in HCCA’s and the community’s 40-year effort to save Red Lady has brought us remarkably close to achieving a long-term, protective solution for our treasured mountain and our valleys.

Thursday, March 9th
Red Lady Ball featuring The Red Lady Ramblers
Opening night of the Red Lady Ball starts tomorrow, Thursday, March 9th at 7 the Eldo. The Red Lady Ramblers, HCCA’s house band, will take the stage, featuring local musicians and HCCA advocates Kevin Donovan, Ryan Herr, Tyler Lucas, and Lizzy Plotkin, along with special guests. They play an authentic Gunnison Valley blend of Americana, Roots, and Acoustic Groove. There will be complimentary appetizers, cocktail specials, a photo booth, a spectacular raffle, and the official crowning of Red Lady #40. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with music commencing at 8 p.m. The signature raffle and Red Lady coronation will take place at 9:15 p.m. Entry to the Thursday Ball is free to all with a suggested donation of $15 at the door, which includes a specially-priced HCCA annual membership. Photo: Courtesy of Tyler Lucas


Friday, March 10th
Red Lady Ball featuring The String Cheese Incident

On Friday, March 10th, the String Cheese Incident will take center stage at the Eldo for the exciting climax of the Red Lady Ball. SCI has deep roots in the Crested Butte community, as they began their journey playing at the Center for the Arts and on the slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  SCI also played at our 25th Red Lady Ball in 2002, which has become a legendary concert for HCCA and the community. For the Friday Ball, doors open at 7 p.m. as well. Please note, this show is currently sold out. Thanks to the Eldo and The String Cheese Incident, KBUT community radio will be doing a live broadcast of the Friday show. Photo: Scott McCormick


We hope that you will join us in your finest red regalia for either or both nights to make our Double-Header—Double-Redder!

We are pleased to debut HCCA’s limited edition 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball poster. This poster, designed by the talented Lydia Stern of LStern Media, will be available to purchase at the HCCA office as well as at the first night of the Red Lady Ball for $20.

Many thanks to The Eldo for hosting this double-header!

2017 Raffle Prizes

The raffle will take place during the 1st night of the Red Lady Ball on March 9th. Raffle tickets will be available starting on March 1st at the HCCA office and at select times outside of the Post Office.

Raffle Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket for $5 · 3 Tickets for $10 · 8 Tickets for $20   |   Free poster with a purchase of $40 or more   |

Winners need not be present.

Rossignol Sky 7 Skis courtesy of Black Tie Ski Rentals

A freeride ski with all-mountain potential, the Rossignol Sky 7 features a versatile 95mm waist width that balances between soft and firm snow. The ski’s Powder Turn Rocker floats over powder and cuts the crud.

Two-Night Stay at the Historic Taos Inn

Escape to the heart of downtown Taos, New Mexico to spend two nights at the Historic Taos Inn. A legend throughout New Mexico, the Historic Taos Inn delights guests with its quirky, quintessential Southwestern style. Long considered “the social center of Taos,” this award-winning inn in the heart of town’s charming historic district has been called “one of America’s great inns” by National Geographic Traveler. 

Two Tickets to the Second Night of the Red Lady Ball featuring the String Cheese Incident

Roots Run Deep! HCCA is honored to host the String Cheese Incident for the second night of the Double-Header 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball. Enjoy the show with a friend while also receiving a limited edition 40th Anniversary Red Lady Ball Poster!

$250 Gift Certificate to Teocalli Tamale

That’s a lot of burritos! Enjoy a $250 Gift Certificate to Teocalli Tamale: offering fresh & fast Mexican food everyday in Crested Butte!

Cozy Cabin for Two at Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs

Relax and unwind in a cozy cabin at Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Avalanche Ranch is best described as a Rocky Mountain Picture Post Card in the Heart of Colorado. Situated at 7000 feet in Redstone, Colorado, overlooking the Crystal River, with Mt. Sopris towering above at 12,953′, the views are more dramatic than you can imagine. 

Summer Season Pass to Crested Butte Mountain Resort

The Summer Season Pass allows for unlimited chairlift rides, access to Evolution Bike Park, and Adventure Park activities all day every day during Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s summer season.  Individuals can enjoy mini-golf, rock climbing, bungee trampolines, the Coke Zero Gravity BagJump and newest feature — the Tin Cup Mining Co., where kids prospect for gems just like the miners of yesteryear.

Two-Night Weekend Stay at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

Enjoy a weekend in downtown Denver at the Hyatt Regency. Situated in the heart of downtown Denver, Hyatt Regency Denver is a hotel near 16th Street Mall with easy access to an incredible selection of arts and entertainment. This Colorado Convention Center hotel provides welcoming accommodations, personalized service and an extensive array of amenities, making your stay productive and fun.

$50 Gift Certificate to The Last Steep

We’ll meet you at the Steep! The Last Steep Bar and Grill is a family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Crested Butte, CO. Enjoy a $50 gift certificate to this locals’ favorite restaurant, which specializes in freshly made salads & wraps, creative sandwiches, burgers & seafood, fine desserts and the coldest beer in town!