Wear neon to Copper on April 16, raise cash for High Fives Foundation | SummitDaily.com

Wear neon to Copper on April 16, raise cash for High Fives Foundation

It's nearly the end of the ski season, and you know what that means: slush, onesies and your mom's retro neon.

On April 16, the High Fives Foundation — a Tahoe-based nonprofit made to get kids outside and playing in the mountains — hosts the second annual Retro Shred-A-thon at Copper Mountain Resort, along with Summit County-born Phunkshun Wear. Shred-A-Thon participants will spend the day lapping the American Flyer lift as many times as possible with friends, all while wearing retro ski gear: one-piece snowsuits, skinny skis, retro snowboards, other flashy throwbacks — you know the drill.

"With the success of last year's event we just had to come back," said Roy Tuscany, executive director of High Fives Foundation, in a release from the nonprofit. "We truly combine the goals of fun and raising funds for the organization in these events, so coming back to Colorado is so exciting."

Copper Mountain will be offering discounted lift tickets at $45 to those participating in the event. It coincides with closing weekend activities like the Sunsation spring festival all weekend and REd Bull Slopesoakers pond-skimming rail jam on April 15.

"Retro shred is coming back to Copper Mountain and I couldn't be more excited — this is easily one of my favorite on-hill events." said Jay Badgley, CEO of Phunkshun Wear masks. "Come out in your best vintage ski gear and help raise money for the High Fives Foundation."

Registration for the fundraiser is free. To sign up, stop by the Retro Shred-A-Thon tent in Center Village at the base of American Flyer beginning at 8 a.m. Skiing and snowboarding gets starts at 9 a.m. You can also register online.

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