Who We Are

Our History

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 2023 marks the Ski Out’s 35th 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.

Cancer Ski Out

Our Board of Directors

Founder Larry (Chad) Chadwick
President Ed Ariniello
Vice President Steve Sciborski
Secretary Amanda Davenport
Treasurer Jeff Langfeldt
Board Members David Moore
Craig Eroh
Jeanne Beacham
Pat Wolfram
Darren Youngsma