All profits go to provide scholarships to assist Professional Ski Patrollers in furthering their medical education. It's a super fun event with awesome folks and I highly encourage anyone to participate. There are long and short courses with various categories.
"To those who haven’t raced in the Challenge or any other ski mountaineering race please come out and give the short course a try, our event is about fun, supporting ski patrol and having a great day in the memory of a great man."
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