30th Annual Enduro & Après Party
Wed, Apr 10
A leg-burning, on-mountain event combined with a-rockin' après party!
Join your friends and family at Arapahoe Basin for the 30th Annual Enduro, a fundraiser and ski-a-thon to benefit a great local cause. The 10-hour on hill event is sold out, but help support Jim and Taylor by skiing in the Enduro Light or attending the après ski party.
Schedule of events
Pali Enduro : mandatory safety meeting at 6:30 a.m.; ski-a-thon from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Enduro Light (read more below): 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., you may start at any time
Silent Auction : 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Après Party : 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner : 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Live music : 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Trauma Nurse Jim McDonnell has been skiing the Basin since 1978. Jim is a trauma nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood. He has quite an interesting background from a hard rock miner to a lifeguard in Hampton, NH. He also lived at the Mountain House for seven years as an atomic janitor. Real Ski Bum Status. He has been a nordic coach in summit county. Jim has been diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer that has metastasized to his lung. He is going through treatment and doing well.
Taylor Ash is a junior at SHS. Her family has been part of Summit County since 1969 when her grandparents moved here. She is an amazing young lady with a bright future. She finds success in school and is a dedicated athlete that loves soccer and hockey. She was diagnosed with rare bone cancer, Osteosarcoma, in August. She started chemo in September and had surgery in December to remove her tumor in her upper fibula. She still is receiving chemo through the end of April to kill any lingering cancer cells, but there is no evidence of cancer in her body now. She has goals of attending a D3 college where she can play soccer and hockey. Because of her diagnosis and treatment, she now thinks that she may want to explore careers in the medical field where she can share her experiences and strength with others facing tough paths. With the incredible support and kindness that we’ve been blessed with, we want to "Share the Love" with families that are faced with similar diagnoses but don’t have the blessings that we are afforded. We also want to support research to help find cures for childhood cancers. Taylor is destined for greatness and we’re excited to see how she shares her experiences to make the world a better place for us all!
Ski Event Info
Pali Enduro (SOLD OUT)
35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. without stopping. The entry fee is $150 for teams of two and includes a t-shirt, the 2018 Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, bib drawing for prizes, the Après Party in the A-Frame, and bragging rights! Check-in starts at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop in the Winter Sports Building, with a mandatory participant meeting at 6:30 a.m.
The Enduro Light
We know that not everyone is ready to ski for 10 hours on the Pali, so we devised the Enduro Light – a non-competitive, less intense ski tour of Arapahoe Basin. We’ve brought you a course where you can find hidden secrets, learn fun facts and discover our trails at your own pace. Feel the excitement of the Pali laps, then escape into the sunshine of Montezuma Bowl. Surf down Slalom Slope to the sunny deck at Black Mountain Lodge and soak in the incredible views of the East Wall. Check off each designated site on your “passport” and be entered into the Enduro Light prize drawing at the end of the day. The Enduro Light occurs during normal lift hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team of two and includes the 2019 Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, and a special drawing for those who get to all the stops on their Enduro Light passports. If you cannot participate in the Enduro light on Wednesday, April 10th you can either come up for dinner on the 10th or all of your money will go towards the fundraiser.
Après Party Info
Lapping the Pali not your thing, but parties are? Then join us in the A-Frame for our annual Enduro Après Party! We'll have live music by Hobo Village, a huge silent auction and an Italian dinner. Come hungry and generous!
Italian Salad: romaine lettuce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, pepperoncini, balsamic vinaigrette
Chicken Parmesan with penne pasta and marinara
Pasta Primavera Alfredo
Penne with shrimp and pesto and grated P\parmesan cheese
Cannolis, and assorted dessert bites
Cost: $20 Adults; $10 Kids (age 6-12)