The Mothership Classic (formerly the Skinny-Ski-A-Thon) went down at Squaw Valley, CA in late March in a snowstorm. The guys and gals charged the dust on crust conditions in style and made us all proud.
By High Fives
2nd Annual Mothership Classic at Squaw Valley raised over $49,000! What would normally be considered a powder day in the Sierra Mountains was experienced by over 100 skiers at Squaw Valley using ski and snowboard equipment developed in the 1980s — all in the name of philanthropy. The 2nd Annual Mothership Classic was hosted by Arcade Belt Co. on Squaw’s infamous chairlift, KT22. Participants skied in old gear and fundraised for the High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit in Truckee that gives grants to athletes recovering from major injuries. The event was presented in conjunction with partners GoPro, K2, SNOCRU, One Toyota of Oakland and Tahoe Made.
The concept of the “First to Last Chair Fundraiser,” is like a skier version of a Relay for Life. Participants spent the day lapping KT22 as many times as possible with friends, all wearing one-piece snow suites, old goggles, really strait skis and other throw back gear.
Best Retro Outfit – Robert Green
Most Creative Team – Saddle Hags
Most High Fives – Eric Zerrenner
Best Solo Fundraiser – Kahlil and Thomas Johnson
Best Duo – Alec and Jack Bruce
Best Team – Hot Wax
Most Ski Laps – Erroll Kerr
Most Snowboard Laps – Kristian More
#2 Solo Fundraiser – Billy Haupert
#3 Solo Fundraiser – Shawn Berger
#4 Solo Fundraiser – Kevin Starr
#5 Solo Fundraiser – Jon Rockwood
#2 Team Fundraiser – We Ski for CRJ
#3 Team Fundraiser – Ziggy Stardust
#4 Team Fundraiser – Slot Bar
#5 Team Fundraiser – Team Arcade