Two high school students skied over 100,000 vertical feet at Beaver Creek, CO, on Friday to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The achievement tops the 90,450-feet they skied in 2021.
Kayla Anderson and Carter Gonzalez took advantage of the First Tracks program through the Vail Valley Foundation to get them on the mountain an hour earlier, reports Vail Daily.
The two lapped the famous Birds of Prey lift 44 times and the Centennial three times for a total of 101,302 vertical feet.
“The ability to get twenty-one hundred vertical feet in a six and a half minute lift ride is hard to find anywhere else, especially with a way down where you can get down in three-and-a-half minutes, and do the loop in ten minutes total.”
– Carter Gonzalez told Vail Daily
Last year, cheered on by Lindsey Vonn, they raised almost $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
You can support Anderson and Gonzalez here.