Mountain High Resort will welcome skiers and snowboarders dressed in full Santa Claus costumes to join in Santa Day, a group ride in the name of charity, Dec. 20. The spectacle, which serves as a fundraiser for Protect Our Winters (POW), will begin at 9 a.m. on the West Resort’s Borderline trail with a group photo.
Skiers and snowboarders who want to participate in Santa Day should register by Dec. 20 via the online registration form. A $20 minimum donation to POW will be collected at time of registration or at check-in the morning of the event. In order to participate in the group ride, skiers and snowboarders must wear a complete Santa suit with hat, beard, coat, belt and pants. All participants will receive a complimentary lift ticket for the day.
“We created Santa Day as a way to raise awareness and funds for Protect Our Winters, a cause that’s deeply personal to all of us at Mountain High,” says Mountain High Chief Marketing Officer John McColly. “We look forward to hosting a festive, fun ride during this first annual fundraiser and ramping it up even more in years to come.”
Protect Our Winters seeks to engage the snow sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, advocacy and community-based activism.
Resort visitors can watch the Santa event and make their own contributions to Protect Our Winters. Mountain High’s trails will be open to the public per usual beginning at 8:30 a.m. Any Mountain High guest who takes a “selfie” with Santa and posts to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #mhsantaselfie will be eligible to win a prize. Winners of the “Selfie with Santa” contest will be announced Dec. 25.