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Hope on the Slopes fundraiser comes to Breckenridge

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Hope on the Slopes this month will give skiers and riders a chance to compete for vertical feet while raising money to fight cancer.

The fourth annual event benefiting the American Cancer Society is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The goal is to raise $25,000 toward fighting cancer.

Participants will compete from about 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., taking as many runs as possible. The amount of vertical feet will be tracked through scanners at the bottom of the lifts.

“It’ll be every lift on peaks 9 and 10,” said Ryan Whaley, resort spokesman.

Susan Scott, of the cancer society, said about 100 people competed in last year’s event at Loveland Ski Area, though up to 300 are expected this year in Breckenridge.

“We’ve just kind of outgrown (Loveland) and needed a bigger space,” she said.

Last year’s event raised about $17,000.

Skiers and snowboarders of most levels are encouraged to participate, and there are no age restrictions. Registration is $35 per person and $200 per team of up to 15 members.

This doesn’t include the price of a lift ticket, which will be available to participants at a discounted rate of $42, Scott said.

In addition, each participant is expected to raise at least $200 to be able to compete for the prizes ” which are known to include lift tickets, equipment, apparel and more.

The awards ceremony is set for 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Participants may design their own Web page and compete with others for fundraising on the event’s site. Competition for prizes is in both dollars raised and vertical feet accumulated.

Discounted equipment rentals and lodging are available.

To participate or form a team, or for more information visit http://www.coloradohopeontheslopes.com.

Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or rallen@summitdaily.com.

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