Club Colorado

A good excuse to ski

by Jennifer on Feb.01, 2012, under General

Winter Park photo by Brad Torhia

Many people use skiing as an outlet for different things; connecting with nature, hanging out with friends, pushing the limits of athleticism. But for one weekend a year, a group of Karma-building-ski-fanatic-do-gooders use skiing as a way to give back to their community by participating in the Invest In Kids Jane-A-Thon fundraiser at Winter Park.

Now hold up. Before you click away, this is not your ordinary fundraiser. There is no silent auction with unaffordable trips and pointless regifted swag. There is no awkward live auctioneer with a mic right in your face pressuring you to open your wallet. This is the easiest, most mellow, participatory fundraiser you can imagine.

In a nutshell, all you have to do is come ride the bumps, slide on snow, bring your friends and raise some dough. This will be the 13th Annual Jane-a-Thon, a ski-a-thon fundraiser held annually at Mary Jane in Winter Park. Participants raise money to bring Invest in Kids’ proven programs to communities across Colorado. Participants collect pledges per run/vertical feet completed and enjoy a great day of fun and fundraising on the slopes.

Friday, March 9th is Corporate Team Day and Saturday, March 10th is Friends and Family Day (children included!).  In addition to skiing and riding, each day features an après ski party where team and individual prizes are awarded for fundraising, vertical feet, and fastest speed.

How it works: Participants can register as teams of four or as individuals. Each participant pays a registration fee and commits to raising at least $100 in pledges.

Registration Fee: $40 per person
Team Discount: $120 per team of 4*
*in order to receive this discount Team Captain must pay registration in full

Friday, March 9 – Corporate Team Day
7:30am – 9:00am – Registration at Mary Jane Base
9:00am – 2:00pm – Skiing; Competitions – team/individual vertical feet, individual speed
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Après ski party at Mary Jane Base; awarding of competition prizes

Saturday, March 10 – Friends and Family Day
7:30am – 9:00am – Registration at Mary Jane Base
9:00am – 2:00pm – Skiing; Competitions – team/individual vertical feet, individual speed, youth competitions
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Après ski party featuring food and beverage at Mary Jane Base; awarding of competition prizes

Team Information:
Teams must have 4 members. If you would like to have a larger team, please note that one or more of your members will not be eligible to participate in the 4-person team competitions (vertical feet, money raised). Teams are not required; participants are welcome to register as individuals.

Youth Participants:
Invest in Kids encourages children and youth to participate in Friends and Family Day. Child/youth specific competition categories include most runs on Galloping Goose and individual vertical feet.

For more information, please contact Karen Niebrugge at or 303.839.1808 x.108.

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