What is Million Vertical Feet?

It’s an every-other-year endurance ski day in which each skier/snowboarder accumulates over 100,000 vertical feet, looping run after run for 12 hours straight, raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado along the way. In 2013, the 10 skiers/boarders accomplished the goal of collectively skiing one million vertical feet. In 2015, the team doubled in size to 20 skiers/boarders and accomplished the new goal of two million vertical feet. In 2017, the team of 20 again accomplished the goal, eclipsing the two million by conquering 2,120,000 vertical feet. In one day. And in 2019, the team of 14 yet again accomplished the goal- and raised over $6,000 for BBBSC.

Why participate in Million Vertical Feet?

Join with other participants in conquering an amazing endurance challenge and raising funds for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado Sports Buddies Ski Day tradition- in which underprivileged kids in the BBBSC program get to enjoy an unforgettable day of skiing/snowboarding each spring. The 6PS skiers/snowboarders on the MVF team raise funds leading up to each challenge- and have raised over $46,000 between the 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 MVF challenges.  The funds raised directly cover the Sports Buddies Ski Days- including transportation, lift tickets, lunch, rental equipment and ski lessons for over 175 BBBSC kids so far. The BBBSC Sports Buddies program provides matches (the mentor- known as the Big- and the youth- known as the Little) with the opportunity to enjoy fun and engaging sports and activities- and we’re thrilled to have skiing/snowboarding included in that wonderful collection. And some of these BBBSC mentors (Bigs) are skiers on the MVF team; it’s a true team effort. Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado here:

How can I support this event?

1. Make a donation! Is someone you know skiing or snowboarding? Make a donation to help them hit their fundraising goal. Or you can make a general donation to Million Vertical Feet, if you would like to support but are unable to participate yourself. 

2. Sign-up as an Individual Participant and join the Million Vertical Feet team! You can sign-up as an individual participant with a goal to raise at least $400. We will pair you with other individuals who are participating to tackle this challenge together!

How much money can each participant raise?

The sky is the limit! At least $400 is the goal for an Individual Participant. The easiest way to raise funds is to find 16 different people to donate $25 dollars. Heading into the big day, we'll each have our own fundraising page which we'll send to our networks for donations. Folks are usually very happy to donate to such a great cause, so you may find that you can raise even more!  

What does the day look like?

We ski for 12 hours straight, from first chair at 8:30 am to last chair at 8:00 pm! We will pair you up with 3 fellow MVFers so you don't have to take this huge challenge on solo- our foursomes provide the camaraderie and strength to get us through this great day. And we've been blessed to have great helpers aiding our journey, providing us with food & drink as we hustle into the lift line, assisting in any way they can. 

Are there any COVID-19 precautions? 

Keystone has implemented protocols to help keep guests and employees healthy and safe. For Keystone health and safety measures click here:

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