Wed, Apr 10
35th Annual Enduro & Après Party
The Arapahoe Basin Enduro is a leg-burning, on-mountain event for a good cause. Join your friends and family on April 10, 2024, at Arapahoe Basin for the 35th Annual Enduro, a fundraiser, and 10-hour ski-a-thon on the Pali Lift to benefit a local resident near and dear to A-Basin's heart. All participants will receive a free beer and enjoy a chef-prepared dinner at the end of the day. The 2024 beneficiary is the Phillips Familly, more information on their story below.
ENTRY FEE: $150 per 2-person team. Max 35 teams. The fee includes a t-shirt, poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, and bragging rights for each of the two team members. Does NOT include lift access. Must have a valid pass or lift ticket for April 10.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 10TH at 8:00 AM
Skiing for 10 hours not your thing? Join us for dinner and the Best Silent Auction in Summit County.
Dinner is from 5-7 pm in the A-frame.
This year's Enduro recipient is the Phillips Family. Arapahoe Basin’s own rental shop manager Ben Phillips and his wife Tina unexpectedly welcomed their son Torrey to the world. Torrey was born prematurely at 26 and taken into the NICU down in Denver. The Phillips family has relocated to the Ronald McDonald house allowing them to be near their son as he grows stronger each day. Below is an update from Ben on their journey so far:
“February 5th Torrey decided to start his arrival pre-term. At 26 weeks, labor in summit county is not safely possible. At our altitude and without a neonatal team or a NICU, Tina had to take a flight for life to university hospital in Aurora. Torrey Rye Phillips was born three days later at a whopping 2.5 lbs and 13 inches long!
Torrey’s first 48 hours was spent exceeding all of his benchmarks, until air was found in his abdomen. This was an indication of a perforation somewhere in his intestines requiring immediate attention. At three days old Torrey was transferred to Children’s Hospital Colorado to undergo an emergency surgery to remove a piece of his small intestine. After a successful two-hour surgery, he is now in recovery. He will have a stoma until he grows strong enough to heal the repair surgery. In the NICU each day is a battle presenting a new challenge. Torrey’s story is being written moment to moment, and I know by the time the Enduro takes place we will have many new snippets! What’s important is that he is strong and we are here together with love to give him the best opportunity to grow even stronger. “
35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini Lift and ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., usually without stopping. Check-in starts at 6:00 a.m. in the Guest Services building, with a mandatory participant meeting at 6:30 a.m. in the plaza at the goat statue.
The ski day is followed by a dinner and auction. All proceeds go to the event's beneficiary. This is not meant to be a race or competition; there is no official winner. Do what you can, have fun, and feel free to embellish your stories in the 6th Alley!