This spring, on March 26, Arcade Belts’ annual Mothership Classic returns to Squaw Valley. The event—a ski-athon in which attendees take as many laps as possible—serves as a fundraiser for the High Fives Foundation, which aids athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries.
Before the event, attendees gather sponsors who are willing to donate money to High Fives. Then, said attendees will ski on behalf of those sponsors—ripping turns for a cause. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., folks dressed in retro ski and snowboard garb will duke it out in the name of charity, logging as many runs as possible on the legendary KT-22 chair. And, while the competition will be fierce, the day is all about fun. Just take a look at the photos from last year, found below.
A grand total of $49,000 was raised for the High Fives Foundation last year, and organizers hope to shatter that number in 2017. Yet, High Fives won’t be the sole beneficiary; awards are given out for most laps, most money raised, best costume, raddest goggles and more. Prizes include GoPros, beer and more beer.
Want to get involved? It’s easy. The event is free to enter—all you need to is register, gather some sponsors and start putting together the best retro costume ever. Click the button, below, for more details and get your butt to Squaw this spring.