4th Annual Skinny Ski-A-Thon @ Squaw Valley March 31st

Jesse Cassidy |


It is that time once again, time to strap on the ole skinny skis, throw on your best costume*, drink a beer*, and raise money for a great cause! It’s time for the 4th annual High Fives and Arcade Skinny Ski-a-Thon at Squaw Valley on Monday, March 31st. The idea is simple, ski as many laps on KT-22 from 9am to 3pm as possible, and raise money for a good cause in the process. The goal for this year has been set at $40,000, well over that was raised last year at the Skinny Ski-aThon, and we hope to complete that goal again this year. 

On Monday, March 31, 2014 Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, CA) will host the SKINNY Ski-A- Thon from 9am-4pm. Participants will complete as many laps on the KT-22 lift as possible on “SKINNY” skis with a waist of 70 millimeters or less. It will not be a race, but a casual event to have fun and enjoy the outdoors in the name of philanthropy. Participants will raise money for each completed lap and also gather flat donations with proceeds going to the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. – HighFives

Last year the Skinny Ski-a-Thon was one of the best days of the year in a less than desirable season, this year hopes to prove the same. The other day team KMA decided to have a little practice day, we strapped on the skinny skis for a day of shralping in less than prime conditions and a horrid westerly wind. 

EVENT: Monday, March 31, 2014 – Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, CA)

8:00AM-9:00AM: Meet at Wildflour Baking Co. for Registration for “SKINNY Ski-A-Thon” 9:00AM: Load KT-22 Chairlift and start “SKINNY Ski-A-Thon”
3:00PM: End “SKINNNY Ski-A-Thon”
3:30PM: Awards at Fireside Pizza Co. (Village at Squaw Valley)

LOCATION: Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, CA)
COST: FREE to Participate

The handle bar stache and skinny skis were out to save us. Thanks for keeping things fun Mr. Cassidy
Skinny Skis and jeans

In addition to all the fun to be had along with the raising of money for a great cause, there are awesome prizes to be had. Everyone who participates with a donation of $1 or more receives an awesome t-shirt along with prizes from K2 Skis, Fireside Pizza, GoPro, Hula Networks, SNOCRU, Arcade, Tyrolia, Rome, POC, Smith optics, Discrete, Darn Tough Socks, Fly Low, Fast Straps, Start Haus, and many more. So what are you waiting for?! Get a team together and sign up or sponsor someone today!!

Sending it on old school skinny skis
Mike throwing down on his Skinnies

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