About the Ski Out
Five-member teams compete for prizes in a unique and fun two-day ski/snowboard event at Mt. Hood Meadows, raising money for hospice, cancer research, education and prevention programs.
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You don't need to be an expert to participate. All ages and abilities are invited to join in, as the race is formatted to reward consistency, rather than speed.
Volunteer celebrity and professional coaches are on hand to coordinate teams and assist skiers with professional race tips and instructions.
In 1988, Larry Chadwick and a small group of friends started the Oregon Cancer Ski Out as a way to positively channel their sadness and frustration over the loss of loved ones to cancer.
The idea was to create an event that would benefit cancer research, hospice and cancer prevention programs. The event had to be meaningful, affordable and well organized, but above all, it had to be fun... serious fun!
The result was an innovative ski race with a team-based format that rewarded consistency, not speed, making it possible for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to participate.
March 2012, marks the Ski Out's 24th anniversary. Its success is largely due to the strong support of team participants and corporate sponsors who return year after year to experience the fun, camaraderie and opportunity to give that the Ski Out provides.
How are Funds Raised?
- Corporate sponsorships
- Team registration fees
- Bucks to Buck Cancer
- Silent and Spontaneous Auctions
Nancy Chinn, Director
PO Box 1484
Wilsonville OR 97070
The Oregon Cancer Ski Out is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #93-1284874