Ski to fight cancer this Saturday at Breck

Hope on the Slopes 2014 at Breck

Individuals and teams of skiers and snowboarders will hit the hill this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society’s annual Hope on the Slopes event at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Participants are raising pre-event dollars for the American Cancer Society as well as competing in an on-mountain Ski/Snowboarding Challenge (via EpicMix) on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 7:30am to 7:30pm. Groups of friends, co-workers and families with clever team names, such as Carving for a Cure and Cancer is B.S., will head to Breck to support American Cancer Society-funded research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs.

Hope on the Slopes 2014 at BreckBreckenridge resident and ski resort online marketing manager Morgan Bast and her team, Team Breck, are attempting to raise $3,000 for Hope on the Slopes.

“Everyone on my team has been an avid skier for years and want to put our skills to a good cause,” Bast says. “We figured being able to ski our faces off with EpicMix and help raise money for the American Cancer Society was a great way to get involved.”

Get Out There

There is still time to sign up. So far, more than $30,000 has been raised. Breckenridge is offering discounted lift tickets at the rate of $50 for adult & $35 for youth (valid February 22, 2014 only). Lift tickets are not included with registration. The Opening Ceremony starts at 8:45am at the Hilton Double Tree (Columbine Room). The awards  and Closing Ceremony will take place at 4:30pm in the Columbine Room. The Post Party will start immediately after the closing ceremony.

 

Post Party Event Activities 

Card Run: Try your luck to beat the other competitors at 5 Card Draw.
Silent Auction: Many items up for bid! Bidding will begin at the post party.

Form a Team

Form or join a team of five to 10 members. Registration is $150 per team, and can be waived by event sponsorship. Fundraising minimum for inclusion in the competitive ski/snowboarding challenge prizes is $200 per member total.

Participate Solo

To participate as an individual, the registration fee is $30 and the fundraising minimum for inclusion in the competitive ski/snowboarding challenge prizes is $200.

Direct monetary gifts are always accepted and appreciated. To become an event sponsor or donor, or to volunteer or ask questions about the event, please contact Charlene Piercy at ACS at charlene.piercy@cancer.org or (253)207-5158.

To register or to start a team, click here.

— Lisa Pogue