The Double-Header 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball is coming up next week on March 9-10, 2017 at the Eldo. Please join us in your finest red regalia for either or both nights to make our Double-Header—Double Redder and a celebration to remember!


Thursday, March 9th
Red Lady Ball featuring The Red Lady Ramblers

 Opening night of the Red Lady Ball starts on Thursday, March 9th at 7 p.m. at 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.


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.


 Debuting HCCA’s 40th Anniversary Red Lady Salvation Ball Poster

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.


HCCA’s Signature Red Lady Ball Raffle—Get Your Tickets Today! 

We have some great prizes up for grabs in this year’s Red Lady Ball Raffle. This year’s lineup of prizes includes:

Rossignol Sky 7 Skis, Courtesy of Black Tie Ski Rentals

Two-Night Stay at the Historic Taos Inn
Two Tickets to the Second Night of the Red Lady Ball featuring The String Cheese Incident
$250 Gift Certificate to Teocalli Tamale
Cozy Cabin for Two at Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
Summer Season Pass to Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Two-Night Weekend Stay at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
$50 Gift Certificate to The Last Steep

The raffle will take place during the first 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 in front of the Post Office. Raffle Tickets cost $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, or $20 for 8 tickets. You do not need to be present to win.  Visit our website for complete descriptions of all of the prizes.


The Opportunity of a Lifetime! Cat Ski with Band Members of The String Cheese Incident!

The ultimate SCI fan dream prize! Support High Country Conservation Advocates and bid on your chance to cat ski with members of The String Cheese Incident in Irwin, Colorado with Eleven Experience. The lucky bidder (and a friend) will have the time of their life!

Located just 13 miles west of Crested Butte, Irwin is a meteorological anomaly, meaning it snows A LOT there. Irwin often sees three times the amount of snow as the resort, averaging nearly 500 inches a season. This means deep powder, and then some. The town of Irwin sits in the middle of the mountains—very remote and only accessible by snowcat or snowmobile. Guests typically snag 8-10 runs per day, breaking for lunch. The terrain is suitable for intermediate-expert skiers, with everything from low-angle glades to steep bowls. Expect après cocktails and snacks at the on-mountain chalet at day’s end.

This cat skiing tour for two will take place on March 10, 2017 and will be followed with the Red Lady Ball String Cheese Incident show at the Eldo in Crested Butte, Colorado (two tickets to the show and a signed tour poster are also included in this package). All proceeds from this auction will benefit High Country Conservation Advocates’ Red Lady Defense Fund. For more information about this special experience, please click HERE.