This article first appeared in the Vail Daily on December 16, 2020.
Pink Vail, started to raise money for patients at Vail Health’s Shaw Cancer Center, will host an event for the 10th anniversary event in 2021. It will also be its last.
“The decision to make this the last year of Pink Vail was not an easy one to make. While Pink Vail will look different this year because of the ongoing presence of COVID-19, we are excited to share the undeniable Pink Vail spirit during this 10th anniversary event,” organizers wrote in an email to participants.
The final Pink Vail will be hosted from March 26-28, 2021.
This year’s event won’t take place like it traditionally does, with riders all gathering in costume at Vail. Participants are encouraged to pick one of the three days to ski at their local mountain — so out-of-town skiers can still help raise money from home — or go for a hike, snowshoe or walk. Fundraising efforts from the 2020 canceled event are still logged online and will roll over to 2021. Sponsors will still be giving out prizes.
Since its inception, skiers and snowboarders have rallied together in teams and flamboyant costumes to raise money for local cancer patients and commemorate loved ones who have battled or died from the disease. Over the years, Pink Vail has raised more than $5 million for the Shaw Cancer Center, whose patients receive complimentary care.
“We are proud of the incredible growth the event has experienced during the past decade, well beyond what we had envisioned,” organizers wrote.
For more details about this year’s event, visit http://www.pinkvail.com.