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What is SKI for MS?

SKI for MS is the ski and snowboard event of the season with 100% of proceeds benefiting people living with MS and their support partners.

This year, SKI for MS is going virtual! Everyone, no matter where you are, can take part in the 2021 Vertical Challenge! Register today at no cost and help us carve out 1 million vertical feet for the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the country.

Cheers to 2022 when we can ski and après together again at featured mountains!

What is the Virtual Vertical Challenge?

The Vertical Challenge is a virtual event across the nation to shred 1 million vertical feet for the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the country.

Every vertical foot and every dollar raised helps us shred MS! 100% of proceeds directly benefit families living with MS by providing them with health and wellness education programs at no cost to help them thrive. All you have to do is register, start fundraising, choose any mountain you want and go make first tracks!

How Does the Vertical Challenge Work?

  1. Register to join the Vertical Challenge, which begins Nov. 1, 2020 and ends Mar. 31, 2021.
  2. Start fundraising! 100% of proceeds directly benefit families living with MS.
  3. Hit up your favorite mountain on your own time (and as many times as you want!) and track your vertical feet using an app of your choice.
  4. Shred your way down the slopes, log in to the Participation Center, and submit your vertical feet!

How to track and submit your vertical feet

Use your favorite tracking app or device! Either way, everytime you carve POW, add up your vertical feet and submit your total in your participation center.

Do I have to participate in the Vertical Challenge?

Nope! If you choose not to participate in the Vertical Challenge, you can still register for SKI for MS and fundraise to make an impact in the lives of families living with MS. Thank you in advance for your support!

How do I fundraise?

We’ve made it super easy for you!

After registering, visit your Participation Center and send your SKI for MS profile link to your family, friends, and co-workers. Let them know you are trying to ski a million vertical feet with a nationwide group and would like their support.

You can use the tools we created for you in our fundraising toolkit. Simply save the file of your choice and upload the image to your social media platforms.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the Vertical Challenge?

No! We encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate.

How much does it cost to participate?

There’s no cost! Sign up today and start fundraising to earn awesome prizes!

Are there prizes?

Yes! Every dollar you fundraise makes an impact AND gets you that much closer to these awesome prizes (provided by our generous sponsors)!

When will I receive the prizes?

All prizes will be shipped the last day of the month that they are earned. For example, raise $25 on November 3, the BUFF will be shipped out on November 30.

Can I join a team if I already registered as an individual?

Yes, here’s how:

  1. Navigate to your Participant Center
  2. Click the “Profile” tab
  3. Click the “Event Options” tab
  4. Click “Change Team Membership” tab
  5. Click “Join a Team”
  6. Search for the team you want to join

Can I leave a team and simply participate as an individual?

Yes, here’s how:

  1. Navigate to your Participant Center
  2. Click the “Profile” tab
  3. Click the “Event Options” tab
  4. Click “Change Team Membership” tab
  5. Click “Participate as an Individual” tab

Note: You will not be able to leave a team if you are the team captain. If you are a team captain, and you want to leave your team, please contact support for help.

Where does the money raised go?

100% of proceeds benefits Can Do MS. A nonprofit organization that delivers health and wellness education programs at no cost to help individuals living with MS and their support partners thrive!

Can I mail a check donation?

Yes! Mail your check to the address below. Please include a note with the donor name to ensure we credit your donation to the correct individual. Alternatively, you can also write the donor name in the memo field of the check. Please make checks payable to ‘Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’. No cash, please.

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, PO Box 5860, Avon, CO 81620

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes! We’d love to talk. Email Jasa Schumacher at jschumacher@CanDo-MS.org for more info.

Have other questions? We can help!

Contact Axel Lloyd at ALloyd@CanDo-MS.org or call 970-926-1292.