Paint for Peaks

NEWS

Join us Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Taos Ski Valley for a fun-filled day of events to support a great cause!

Taos Ski Valley and K2 host a collaborative celebration of two unique fundraising events on Saturday, February 27, 2016 to benefit two organizations: Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) – a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation whose mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle; and the Anita Salas Memorial Fund – a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance for breast cancer services in New Mexico. Skiers, artists, families, and visitors are invited to spend a day at Taos Ski Valley in support of this important cause.

K2 BUMPS CHALLENGE

Take part in the Fifth Annual K2 Bumps Challenge, a fun and challenging marathon down the infamous Al’s Run – one of Taos Ski Valley’s most famous and popular mogul runs on the front face of the mountain. This event promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for B4BC’s education and support programs. Come out and ski or ride in teams of two, or tackle the feat on your own! Athletes must raise a minimum of $150 to participate. Registration is open. Click here to register.

PAINT FOR PEAKS: SNOWBOARD ART AUCTION

After the on-mountain Bumps Challenge, team riders, their supporters, visitors and other members of the community will join in the Martini Tree Bar for the awards ceremony and an unrivaled art exhibit. Entering its seventh year of success, Taos Ski Valley will once again host Paint for Peaks: Snowboard Art Auction featuring custom, one-of-a-kind artwork created on snowboards produced by renowned local and regional artists. All proceeds from the art sale will go to B4BC and local non-profit, the Anita Salas Memorial Fund. K2 has donated the snowboards that will serve as the canvases for artists to create a work of art for this year’s event.

This event showcases the best of Taos, bringing together art lovers and ski enthusiasts committed to the cause. We can’t think of a better way to spend the day or a better cause to support!


SCHEDULE

Friday, February 26, 2016

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Paint for Peaks Preview Party in Rhoda’s Restaurant
Bidding will be open throughout party and will reopen at 2pm on Saturday in the Martini Tree Bar.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:00am – 9:30am
Race Registration at the Martini Tree Bar

10:00am – 2:00pm
K2 Bumps Challenge on Al’s Run

2:00pm – 6:30pm
Paint for Peaks Snowboard Art Exhibit at the Martini Tree Bar

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Awards Ceremony at the Martini Tree Bar

6:30pm
Paint for Peaks Snowboard Art – SILENT AUCTION ends

4:00pm – 6:30pm
Raffle Drawing of Great Prizes

7:00pm
Live Music in the Martini Tree Bar


ARTISTS

2016 Artist

2015 Artist

2014 Artist


ATHLETES

K2 Bumps Challenge
Race Down Al’s Run for Charity

This is a fun and challenging ski/snowboard challenge during which participants compete as individuals or as teams to race down Al’s Run as many times as possible in a four-hour period. Al’s Run is one of Taos Ski Valley’s most famous and popular black diamond runs located on the front side of the mountain. Prizes will be given to teams/individuals who raise the most money and ski the most runs. Proceeds to benefit Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) and the Anita Salas Memorial Fund.

Athletes (as teams or as individuals) will secure donations online prior to the event. Register an athlete or a team online.

Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Venue
The famed Al’s Run at Taos Ski Valley, NM.

Format
The event consists of individual skiers/snowboards or teams of two people. The goal for the event is to ski/ride Al’s Run as many times as possible in a four hour time period. Teams secure donations online prior to the event. One “BONUS RUN” will be awarded to athletes with costumes. One “BONUS RUN” will be awarded to athlete for every $1000 raised.

Multi-person teams are expected to compete based on a relay format. Team members will “pass the bra” after each run.

Register Your Team and Raise Funds Online
Athletes MUST raise a minimum of $150 to participate in this event. All participants will receive an event swag bag. Funds will go directly to Boarding for Breast Cancer. B4BC is a 501c3 non-profit foundation. All donations may be tax deductible.

Check-In
Check-In will be held in the Martini Tree Bar on the morning of the event from 8:00am to 9:30am. Athletes are required to check in and sign a waiver before start time.

Note
Bibs will be distributed randomly at check-in. Competitors must have bibs on them whenever skiing or snowboarding at any time during the event.

Pledges / Donations
Pledges/donations will be collected online.

Event Time
10:00am (at the top of Lift #5) – 2:00pm

Competition Begins (LeMans Start)
We will have a safety talk at the bottom of Lift #5 at 9:40am and then load the lift. We will start with what’s called a LeMans start at the top of Lift #5. During pre-race announcements everyone will be required to put their skis and boards into a designated area before you get onto the start line. When the 3, 2, 1 goes you will run about 100 feet to a bamboo pole, run around the pole and make your way back to your skis and boards and head to the Upper Al’s Run entrance. It’s a bit of a lung burner but a lot of fun and separates everyone right away.

Awards
4:00 p.m. at the Martini Tree Bar. Teams who raise the most money, ski the most runs and have the most fun will win great prizes.


SPONSORS

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