Sugarbush Set to Host FAT Ski-A-Thon

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 21, 2013 4:50 pm

Sugarbush Resort in Vermont is set to host the FAT Ski-A-Thon March 3 from 9am-4pm. The goal of the philanthropy is to complete as many laps as possible on the Summit Quad lift, but the catch is participants need to use “fat” skis with a waist of 70 millimeters or more. The point of the day is to have fun and enjoy the fresh powder all for a good cause.


All of the proceeds will benefit the High Fives Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money and awareness for those athletes who have suffered life-changing injuries while pursuing their dreams in winter action sports. Each completed lap will raise money for the foundation along with any other flat donations collected along the way.

The High Fives Foundation is committed to keep things “FUN” in their fundraising ventures, partnering with like-minded companies and foundations in their pursuits. The FAT Ski-A-Thon is presented by Arcade Apparel with the support of Wells Fargo, GoPro, Vermont North Ski Shops, SnoCru, Sugarbush Resort, Bigtruck Brand, Ski The East, Justin’s Nut Butter, Cabot Cheese, Pop Chips, Vermont Peanut Butter Co., Dynastar Skis and Rome SDS Snowboards. 

If you’re interested in participating or sponsoring someone in the FAT Ski-A-Thon, visit All participants need to purchase a lift ticket, while participation in the philanthropy is free. Fifty percent of lift ticket proceeds for participants will be donated directly to the High Fives Foundation. Participants will track their runs either through the basic punch card or the app available at, the Apple App Store, and the Google Play store.  

Get pumped for the FAT Ski-A-Thon Kick Off Party at the Castlerock Pub presented by Vermont North Ski Shops on March 2. Then, finish off the weekend in style at the Wrap Up Party at Local Folk Smokehouse where a pair of Dynastar Cham skis and a Rome SDS Snowboard will be raffled off.

Shredding the slopes all day and raising money for charity; who wouldn’t want to sign up?