Brundage to Host Cancer Research Fundraiser Saturday

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Brundage Mountain Resort is using its slopes for a higher purpose on Saturday, Jan. 24, when it hosts its first-ever Hope on the Slopes event in conjunction with the nonprofit Ski and Ride for a Cure. The event invites individuals and teams of four to 10 participants to compete for the most vertical feet skied in a day and the most donations received. 

Proceeds support research for improved treatments, patient care and services, and education for the American Cancer Society. Anyone is welcome to participate and prizes include K2 skis and snowboards, Warren Miller DVDs, and swag from local shops and vendors.

"We're very excited to work with Hope on the Slops, Ski and Ride for a Cure and the American Cancer Society," said the resort's spokeswoman, April Whitney in a news release. "The vertical-challenge format is a blast and doing it all for such a worthy cause makes it even more appealing."

Registration costs $40 for individuals and $150 for a team. Participants can purchase their lift tickets that day for half-off the regular price.

Rock band Lucky Tongue will also play at Smoky's Bar and Grill throughout the afternoon.