Powderhorn Mountain Resorts (PMR) presents the second annual PH3 on Sunday, March 16, 2014 to benefit the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation and the Veterans Administration Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund, in honor of Tim Sewell and in support of his family.
The race begins at the Mesa Community Center with an 8.35 mile biking segment at 8:30 AM. They will transition onto either climbing skins or snowshoes, and continue 2.03 miles to the top of the resort. Then remove their ascending gear and ski or snowboard 1.44 miles to the finish line. The total vertical gain is 4,138 feet, vertical drop is 1,543 feet covering a total of 11.82 miles. Participants must be at least 16 years of age either as an individual or on teams.
Early registration is available online through Active.com for $40. Day of even registration event is available at PMR for $50.
Volunteers are needed to assist in running the event, minimum age of 16 years old. Please Contact John Messinger at (970) 268-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lift ticket for use any day of the 2013-14 winter season.
Event Schedule (subject to change, as weather permits):
March 16, 2014: The Powderhorn PH3
Online Registration Active.com
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. $50 day of event registration and sign up PMR
8:00 a.m. Final bus from PMR to Mesa Community Center
8:30 a.m. Race Starts
3 p.m. PH3 Awards on the Sunset Deck
About the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation (WCSPF) is committed to reducing the rate of suicide in the region by encouraging and coordinating collaborative efforts to provide diverse prevention and awareness messaging, education, advocacy and funding.
About the VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund
The Grand Junction VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program covers 15 Colorado counties, two in Utah and one in Wyoming. The Suicide Prevention Program provides direct support to “at risk” veterans, providing cell phones to ensure they can access a mental health service 24 hours a day. Along with providing help the Prevention Program also provides education to those in isolated communities spreading the word on the National Veterans Crisis line and the assistance that is available through the GJVA. “It is okay to ask for help; You are not alone.” Veterans Crisis Line: 1800-273-8255 Press 1.
While most know of the Winter Park Professional Ski Patrol’s dedication to helping people, few realize its reach extends so far beyond the slopes of the mountain. On Saturday, March 22, Winter Park’s Ski Patrol will partner with the Cavett Kids Foundation for the fourth annual TJV Ski Down for Cancer, benefiting the American Cancer Society and Cavett Kids.
Dedicated in honor of Thomas James Veit, a 12-year Winter Park ski patroller who lost his valiant battle with colon cancer in 2011, this year’s TJV Ski Down for Cancer will consist of Winter Park employees and volunteers skiing/riding down lower Hughes at around 5 p.m. to celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by this dreaded disease. After the Ski Down, a silent auction will be held at Doc’s Roadhouse located at the base of Winter Park.
The event has grown exponentially each year and the hope is to make the fourth installment the best yet. To make a donation on-line, please visit www.winterparkresort.com/SkiTJV.
On Tuesday, March 4th, Wolf Creek Ski Area Avalanche Technician and Senior Patroller Colin Sutton was caught in an avalanche while conducting an exploration and research mission via helicopter on Conejos Peak in the South San Juan Mountain Range. He was airlifted by a Medevac helicopter to the emergency room at Mercy Regional Hospital in Durango, Colorado where he was pronounced deceased at 4:30 PM.
Colin was a full time professional ski patroller at Wolf Creek for 12 years where he continuously excelled in his work. Colin was a National Ski Patrol Member, Basic Life Support and CPR Provider, Outdoor Emergency Care Provider, Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Level III Avalanche Technician, State of Colorado Type I Explosives Permit Possessor, Snow Study Director at Wolf Creek Ski Area (AvTech), and a Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Qualified Dog Handler with his black Labrador “Boca”.
Colin began skiing at Wolf Creek when he was three years old and his passion for the mountains took him around the world. He will be missed deeply by everyone at Wolf Creek Ski Area and throughout Colorado Ski Country.
By Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com
There’s not a lot of night skiing in Colorado. We’ve got daytime skiing galore, arguably the best in the nation. But when it comes to nighttime, with the exception of after dark stalwarts Howelsen Hill and Ski Granby Ranch, the lifts shut down, the music cranks up and my family, well, we turn in early, so that we can click in early the next day. Still, I’ve always been intrigued with skiing under the lights. Why? Because the ticket is always cheaper, it extends the day, or allows us to ski after a busy day, and well, because it’s skiing. (continue reading…)
On March 19-23, the world’s best snowboarders will descend on Aspen, Colorado to try their hand on a halfpipe (or two) that is unlike anything ever seen before. For the first time ever, two competition-spec halfpipes will be constructed side-by-side, complete with rails, wallrides, channels and other unique features sprinkled throughout the custom built snow feature. Located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain, the ‘double pipe’ will allow riders to transfer back and forth between the two halfpipes in a single run, opening up an endless number of potential lines and combination of tricks that are not possible in traditional halfpipe contests. Riders will be judged not only on their technical abilities, but even more importantly, on their style, creativity and use of the course. The Red Bull Double Pipe contest will air on NBC, Saturday April 12 at 2pm EST, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, and spectators are encouraged to attend the live contest at Buttermilk as the event will be free and open to the public. (continue reading…)
There’s nothing like feeling the G-forces of a true carve on a groomed run, or feeling like you’re flying while floating on deep powder. And, there’s nothing like getting smacked down onto a patch of ice when you can’t hold an edge, or getting stuck on a catwalk because you have no wax. It’s not you. It’s your gear. (continue reading…)