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First Chair Festival and Fundraiser - Silent Auction List

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Item 1: BC Link Two Way Radio, Set of Two.

Backcountry Access

Camo-style BC Link™ two-way radios provide safer backcountry touring through real-time communication.

  • Smart- Mic, Push to Talk

  • Pre-Set Channel Selections

  • Waterproof to IP56 Standards

  • Compatible with FRS/GMRS Radios that Operate on FRS Bands

  • 22 FRS Channels + 121 Privacy Codes

  • Removable, rechargeable battery

  • 110-Volt Charger Adapter Connects to Mini USB Port on Base Unit on Base Unit


Item 2: El Diablo Trail Sign

Panadero Ski Corp, Cale Dancho

That’s right. This is a 6’ El Diablo trail sign. It wasn’t taken off the mountain, but it’s the real deal. This bad boy is large and in charge, and designed to withstand the stormiest weather (we’re serious: it’s a real trail sign). Hang it inside or out! We think it would look stunning in your formal dining room

Item 4: Two One-Day Aspen Lift Tickets

Aspen Skiing Company

$380 value

Digital voucher for 2 adult one-day lift tickets to use at any of the Aspen Skiing Company mountains:

  • Aspen Mountain

  • Aspen Highlands

  • Snowmass

  • Buttermilk

Item 5: Two Night Stay at Cucharas River Bed & Breakfast

Cucharas River Bed & Breakfast

$380 value

The Cucharas River Bed and Breakfast is an inviting and relaxing retreat located along the river, walkable to all your favorite Cuchara businesses!

Item 6: Two Night Stay at Dodgeton Creek Inn

Dodgeton Creek Inn

$300 value

Spend time where life is just a stream! Located in the heart of Cuchara, Dodgeton Creek Inn has accommodations with free WiFi and private parking, as well as access to a hot tub. Some of the units have satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a private bathroom. The bed and breakfast offers a à la carte or American breakfast. You can’t beat the location!

Item 7: Four Night Stay at the Restin' at Weston

Jared Rand

$930 value

Beautiful and secluded 4 bedroom, 3 bath house! Easily sleeps 11+, on 35 acres in the mountains. Internet and wifi. The Restin' at Weston is a great getaway place to relax and recharge away from the bustle and noise of busier areas in Colorado. The house is over 1600 square feet, with a huge deck on the back overlooking the valley. Both North Lake and Monument Lake are nearby, with great trout fishing. There is also access to the Purgatorie River on the North Fork Greenbelt.

The Master suite features a King size bed and a spacious bathroom with a shower and tub. One of the bedrooms is set up as a bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds. Another bedroom has a queen bed, the basement bedroom has 3 twin beds and a couch with a pull out. Bedding and towels are provided There are 2 couches in the front room large enough to sleep on as well.


Item 8: Three Night Stay at Chuparosa Condo Rental

Jennifer Carr & Matt Ohmes

~$500 value

Available for the fall and winter season (late Oct-May)

Located in the Aspen Leaf Condos, this is the ultimate location for skiing!

Condo includes 2 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living area, and Wi-fi. Queen beds in both bedrooms. Steps from the Cuchara Mountain Park and the Baker Creek Trail!

Rental on Airbnb would be approximately $95 per night plus fees.

Item 9: Half Day Guided Fly Fishing Adventure

Fisher Peak Outfitters

$375 value

Enjoy a guided fly fishing adventure in Southern Colorado with the experts at Fisher Peak Outfitters!

  • 4 hours: 9am-1pm

  • Up to 3 guests

  • Includes use of equipment and terminal tackle

  • Each guest receives their own handpicked flies and fly box

  • Does not include: valid CO fishing license or guide tips

Item 10: Fox Theatre Mega Movie Pass

Walsenburg Fox Theatre


  • 10 adult movie ticket vouchers

  • 10 popcorns vouchers

Did somebody say date night?!

Item 11: Pair of Grass Sticks Ski Poles

Grass Sticks

$98 value

Digital voucher for a pair of Grass Sticks bamboo ski poles. Order your size and choice of colors.

Built in Steamboat Springs, CO, these are the lightweight poles of choice for backcountry and resort skiers alike! Don’t be fooled by their lightness – Grass Sticks are built to ski hard and come with an unlimited 2-year warranty!

Item 12: Frozen Ice Wings

Heather Curtis, H's Place

Original photograph on canvas by local artist, Heather Curtis. 18 x 24"


Item 13: Cheerful Flower

Heather Curtis, H's Place

Original photograph on metal by local artist, Heather Curtis. 12 x 18"

About the Artist: Heather Curtis (H) has been taking photos since she was 12 years old. A lifelong dream was to eventually have a gallery space to showcase her photography as well as her other creations. Heather is a Renaissance woman, photographer, creator, welder, reflexologist and hug-ologist who is ever evolving.

Stop in to see her wonderful gallery, H’s Place, located on Main Street in La Vata.

Item 14: Cuchara Mountain Resort Trail Map

Panadero Ski Corp, Kelly Straub

20 1/4” x 18” print matted and framed in modern walnut.

Approximate Outside Size: 26" x 23 3/4"

Item 15: Cuchara Valley Resort Trail Map

Panadero Ski Corp, Kelly Straub

28" x 21 5/8" print on stretched canvas

Item 16: Daisy in Fern Forest

Pamela Ward

Original framed photograph by local artist, Pamela Ward. 14 x 17"

This giclee print is from Cuchara photographer Pamela Ward who is known for her nature and wildlife photography.

This scene from the Cuchara Mountain Park fern forest and features a pair of dainty daisies rising up out of the frilly ferns.

Item 17: Taos Ski & Lodging Package

Taos Ski Valley

$800 value

The ultimate Taos Ski Valley experience! Ski all day and then unwind at The Blake, the luxury slopeside hotel famous for its spectacular art and amenities.

Digital voucher includes:

  • 2 adult one-day lift tickets at Taos Ski Valley

  • 1 night stay at The Blake

Item 18: Liberty Evolv90 Skis (Resort/All Mountain)

The Edge Ski & Paddle

$599 value

Liberty is an Avon, CO based ski manufacturer known for their high quality skis for both resort and backcountry riding. The Evolv ski is their all-mountain line, made to both slice groomers and have the versility to venture all over the mountain. Let her rip, tater chip!

Ideal for resort skiing.

Skis are 179cm length. Bindings not included.

Item 19: Walsenburg Golf Course Annual Membership

Walsenburg Golf Course

Walsenburg Municipal Golf Course has a beautiful view of the Spanish Peaks and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The golf course shares its main entrance with Lathrop State Park. The Walsenburg Golf Course is a 9 hole course with two sets of tees. The front tee plays 3,110 yards, par 36, and the back tees will play 3,285 yards, par 36. The course rating is 65.7, and the slope is 101. Women's tees play 2,970 yards, with a course rating of 67.4 and a slope of 108.

Item 21: Walsenburg Golf Course Mini Golf Mega Pass

Walsenburg Golf Course

Includes 10 mini golf passes!

Fun for the whole family!

Item 23: Cord of Wood

Pandero Ski Corp, Cale Dancho

Cord of wood, stacked and delivered to your home!

Delivery to La Veta, Cuchara, and Weston areas only.

Item 24: Spanish Peaks Sunset

Amy Gershman

Original photograph print by local artist, Amy Gershman.




Item 25: Yucca

Amy Gershman

Original photograph print by local artist, Amy Gershman.


Item 26: Handmade Fun & Flowery Goodie Basket

Cabin Press Studio, Petals & Paper

This goodie basket includes:

  • 1 organic, locally grown, hand-tied bouquet

  • Letterpress printed stationery

  • CabinPress Studio licensed images on pottery

  • A cute kitchen towel!

Item 28: Race Entry for 2023 La Veta and Cuchara Events

Human Potential Running Series

$240 value, depending on the race lengths you select

Race entry for:

  • March 11, 2023 - Snowshoe Race - La Veta

  • June 24, 2023 - 5 miler and ultra - Cuchara

The Human Potential Running Series (HPRS) is Colorado’s largest series of trail and ultramarathon running events.

Item 29: Annual  Race Entry Pass

Human Potential Running Series

~$2400 value, depending on the race lengths you select

Race entry for all 14 of HPRS's events, including the 2 events in La Veta and Cuchara. Full list of events: Events - Human Potential Running Series

The Human Potential Running Series (HPRS) is Colorado’s largest series of trail and ultramarathon running events.

Item 30: Mountain Merman Beer Swag Bag

Mountain Merman Brewing

Includes 2 glasses, 32oz growler, coupon for a free growler fill, and some great Mountain Merman swag. Mmmmm beeeeeer.

Grand opening Friday, July 1 in La Veta!

Item 31: Three Night Stay at Spanish Peaks Lodge

Spanish Peaks Lodge, Harrison Wood

$1500 value

Welcome to the Spanish Peaks Lodge, located in beautiful Cuchara Colorado just blocks from the ski area and Cuchara Mountain Park. Three night stay in this spacious lodge can accomodate up to 24 people, with 9 bedrooms 9 bath, dog and cannabis friendly! 

Item 32: Lavendar Farm Gift Basket

Spanish Peaks Lavender Farm

$55 value

A special selection of goods from the young lavender farm and apiary includes a lavender bundle and dried culinary quality lavender buds, a lavender sachet, lavender honey from their own bees, and a tasty lavender simple syrup (with recipes for lavender lemonade and its close relative, the Lavender Lemon Drop)

Item 33: Lavendar Farm & Apiary Tour

Spanish Peaks Lavender Farm

$150 value

Curious about bees? The winner of this auction item will get an up close and personal visit to the apiary. We can’t promise you’ll meet the queen, but in your protective gear provided by us, you will have a chance to see a hive in action, and learn how all its residents work together to grow and make honey.

We’ll also visit the lavender fields, harvest some if it's in bloom, taste the different types of lavender and some lavender honey, and stop in at the shade house to select two of our organic perennial herbs and flower plant starts to take home with your own jar of lavender honey.

This seasonally sensitive offer expires Sept 30 2022

Item 34: $100 Bar Tab at the Well Hotel & Taproom

The Well Hotel & Taproom, Jason Decker

With over 18 taps, this Trinidad institution is sure to have something you'll love!

Pour your own beer, wine, cocktail, sake, coffee, kombucha, soda & more with their awesome pour tap system. Pour a whole glass or just a taste. Choose your own adventure & (safely) sample as many delicious libations as your heart desires. 



Item 35: Armada Declivity Skis (Resort/All Mountain)

Mountain Chalet

$775 value

The Armada Declivity were built off a platform that excels in any condition. The Armada Declivity versatility from ripping high-speed groomers to chopped-up powder.

Ideal for resort skiing.

Skis are 164cm in length. Bindings not included, but Mountain Chalet will perform mounting service free of charge.

Item 36: Havoc Majesty Skis

Mountain Chalet

$1050 value

The Havoc is Majesty's answer to that discerning modern skier. Fly uphill and downhill on the Havocs, no matter the mountain or conditions! Made for tackling anything you want to do with regards to sliding on snow, the Havoc is what to get when you say "one-ski quiver" and mean it. The 110mm waist width is wider than average for when the snow slams the resort, yet doesn't feel like a boat in moguls and on icy groomers. Speaking of railing hardpack: the Havoc has been reinforced with carbon-kevlar fiber weaves for rigidity, and stiffness, Majesty's lightest, and strongest ski construction. That lightweight design means a ski that weighs 1800g (in the181cm length). 

Ideal for Backcountry/Alpine Touring or deep resort skiing.

Skis are 176cm in length. Bindings not included, but Mountain Chalet will perform mounting service free of charge.

Item 37: Oakley Mod1 Youth Ski & Snowboard Helmet

Heritage Ski, Formerly Panadero Ski Shop

$80 value

Youth size small.

Protect your melon! Light weight in-mold construction and the most secure 3 6 0° fit system in the business.

Item 38: Four Broncos Game Tickets

The Chiappetta Family

$1160 value

Four game tickets (digitally transferred to you via email).

Denver Broncos vs San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, September 25th, 6:20pm

Empower Field at Mile High - Denver

Section 523, row 18


Item 39: “The Man Behind the Maps” Signed by Artist

James Niehues

$150 value

Featuring over 200 ski resort trail maps hand-painted by one legendary artist, this beautiful 292-page hardcover coffee table book is the first and definitive compilation of the art created by James Niehues during his 30-year career.

James Niehues will sign and ship directly to your house. 

An unsigned copy will be available for display at the event.

Item 40: Mystery Box

Don't ask what's in it. We won't tell you. But who can resist a mystery?

Item 41: “Rainbows & Echoes” by Paul Snappy Smith

Paul Snappy Smith

A 160 page, 8.5x11, soft cover color coffee table style books containing over 1000 rare images, newspaper articles, promotional ads, brochures and a guide to historic videos and audio on YouTube.

Over 100 years of rare views of Red River, New Mexico history: the Monte Vista Lodge, the Outpost, the original Texas Reds, Powder Puff Mountain Ski Area, the Ed Iver story, worst torchlight ever and more.

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