Sugarbush Resort (Warren, VT) will host the FAT Ski-A-Thon from 9am-3pm. Participants will complete as many laps on the Summit Quad lift as possible on “fat” skis with a waist of 70 millimeters or wider. The high-energy day at Sugarbush Resort will not be a race, but a casual event to have fun and enjoy the outdoors in the name of philanthropy.

Those involved with the FAT Ski-A-Thon will raise money for each completed lap and also gather flat donations with proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation, which procures funding for its three program services through laid back and fun, fundraising events

The High Fives Foundation takes pride in putting the “FUN” in fundraising! Participate or sponsor someone in the FAT Ski-A-Thon today at The FAT Ski-A-Thon is FREE to participate in although a lift ticket is required. Fifty percent of lift ticket sales for participants will be donated to the High Fives Foundation in an effort to grow the Foundation’s three program services and continue the positive direction of healing, health and happiness inherent in its mission.

The High Fives Foundation partners with like minded companies and foundations to further increase fundraising while increasing awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury in the winter sports community. It is with great appreciation that the FAT Ski-A-Thon is presented by Arcade Apparel and is supported by Wells Fargo, GoPro, Vermont North Ski Shops, SnoCru, Sugarbush Resort, bigtruck Brand, Ski The East, Justin’s Nut Butter, Cabot Cheese, Pop Chips, Vermont Peanut Butter Co., Dynastar Skis and Rome SDS Snowboards.

Get fired up for the FAT Ski-A-Thon the night before the event at the Kick Off Party presented by Vermont North Ski Shops (Saturday, March 2, 2013) at the Castlerock Pub, Lincoln Peak (Sugarbush, VT)! Stay safe in the mountains; join the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation for an informative presentation at 6:30pm followed by après / food specials, an amazing raffle and live music from The Grift.

Sunday will be an exciting day of skiers (and snowboarders) raising money for the High Fives Foundation. The event be made easier through utilization of the SnoCru mobile app. Participants will track their runs throughout the day via the standard punch card or the app (available at, in the Apple App Store and at the Google Play store).

FAT Ski-A-Thon Schedule (Sunday, March 3, 2013)

8:00am-9:00am Meet at Mt. Ellen Lodge for Registration for Fat Ski-A-Thon

9:00am Load Summit Quad and start Fat Ski-A-Thon

3:00pm End Fat Ski-A-Thon - awards to follow in the Mt. Ellen Lodge

Close the weekend out with the FAT Ski-A-Thon Wrap Up Party presented by Vermont North Ski Shops (Sunday, March 3, 2013) from 6:00-10:00pm at the Local Folk Smokehouse (Waitsfield, VT)! A pair of Dynastar Cham skis and a Rome SDS Snowboard will be included in the conclusion of the amazing raffle at the Wrap Up Party while The Professor DJ provides the soundtrack.

Sugarbush Resort is offering the Mt. Ellen March Pack: Get four adult lift tickets for just $149. Tickets are valid anytime in the month of March at Mt. Ellen. Save $127 with the Mt. Ellen March Pack. Details at:

About the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed as a way to "pay-it-forward" by the founder from his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 40 athletes to date since its inception in 2009, more information visit

About Arcade Apparel

Birthed from our refusal to wear products whose design is completely divorced from the way we use our equipment. ARCADE engineers belts for athletes.