Breckenridge prepares for inaugural celebrity SnowBash |

Breckenridge prepares for inaugural celebrity SnowBash

BRECKENRIDGE – Prepare to celebrate a good cause this weekend with the annual Snowbash Gala and celebrity ski races.

The inaugural SnowBash will benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) and the Colorado Avalanche Community Fund, a fund of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation.

Celebrities, athletes and team members will arrive Friday and will attend an autograph signing slopeside at Beaver Run Resort, 3:30-4:30 p.m. A live broadcast of 760 The Zone Drive Time Sports will take place at the Copper Top Lounge in Beaver Run, 2-6 p.m. At 7 p.m., all team members will attend a Welcome and Team Draw Party at Hyatt Main Street Station, where teams will be formed.

The ski racing and SnowBash Celebrity Gala will take place on Saturday at Beaver Run Resort. Racing begins at 10 a.m. on the Sundown run on Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Celebrities will sign autographs after the races, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. slopeside at Beaver Run.

The SnowBash silent auction – to Benefit the BOEC – will be open for preview and early bidding 2-5 p.m. at Beaver Run. Bidding will continue from 6-8:15 p.m. during the gala. All evening bidders must attend the gala to participate. The SnowBash Celebrity gala will take place 6 p.m. to midnight in the main ballroom at Beaver Run Resort.

At the gala, celebrities, disabled skiers and BOEC youth students will have the opportunity to mingle with community members and event sponsors, as well as BOEC employees. The gala will include a plated dinner, open bar, silent auction, live music by The Martini Shot and presentations by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber to summit Mount Everest; and former Denver Broncos player Steve Sewell.

Gala and concert tickets are still available at $60 per person or $500 per table of 10. Concert-only tickets (9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.) are $15. Call (970) 453-6422 to reserve them today.

On Sunday, all SnowBash participants are invited to the BOEC’s main campus for a tour of the Griffith Lodge and a youth ropes course demonstration.

The celebrities scheduled to attend this weekend’s Snowbash include several former Denver Broncos and other professional football players; Tony Zarrella, KUSA 9News Sports Anchor; Weihenmayer; Sarah Will, U.S. Disabled Ski Team Member; and Mark Wellman, the first paraplegic to climb El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite.

For more information about Snowbash activities and schedules, call 970-453-6422.

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