50 Ski Areas in 50 Days for Cancer


Jan. 10, 2001–Three men embarked from Edmonton, Alberta to ski 50 different ski areas in 50 consecutive days to raise money for cancer research. The ski odyssey started for Geoff Gericke, Colin Schmidt, and Trevor Mallett at Marmot Basin in Jasper, Alberta on Saturday, Jan. 6 and will take them through British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.

To help get the trip off the ground the group attracted big-name sponsors including Salomon, Best Western, Thule, Adidas, Karbon, and others. But the group is relying on the generosity of individuals and ski areas to achieve the charitable goals of their trip.

Some ski resorts they visit will donate $1 from every lift ticket sold the day of their visit. Others are allowing them to set up a collection booth for passerby donations. Look for the ‘Cancer Research’ and ’50 in 50′ banners if you visit one of their stops.

All of the raised money will go to cancer societies within the Sate or Province that it was raised in. The group aims to raise and donate $100,000 at the end of 50 days. Inspiration to raise money for cancer research comes from the battles their family and friends have fought with the deadly illness.

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The following is the group’s ambitious itinerary:

Jan. 6, 2001 ———– Marmot Basin, Jasper, AB
Jan. 7 —————- Fortress, Kananaskis, AB
Jan. 8 —————- Nakiska, Kananaskis, AB
Jan. 9 —————- Mount Norquay, Banff, AB
Jan. 10 ————— Sunshine, Banff, AB
Jan. 11 ————— Lake Louise, Banff, AB
Jan. 12 ————— Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort, Golden, BC
Jan. 13 ————— Sun Peaks, Kamloops, BC
Jan. 14 ————— Silver Star, Vernon, BC
Jan. 15 ————— Big White, Kelowna, BC
Jan. 16 ————— Apex Alpine, Penticton, BC
Jan. 17 ————— Red Mountain, Rossland, BC
Jan. 18 ————— Whitewater, Nelson, BC
Jan. 19 ————— Schweitzer, Sandpoint, ID
Jan. 20 ————— Kimberly, Kimberly, BC
Jan. 21 ————— Panorama, Invermere, BC
Jan. 22 ————— Fernie Snow Valley, Fernie, BC
Jan. 23 ————— Castle Mtn. , Pincher Creek, AB
Jan. 24 ————— The Big Mountain, Whitefish, MT
Jan. 25 ————— Montana Snow Bowl, Missoula, MT
Jan. 26 ————— Marshall Mountain, Greenough, MT
Jan. 27 ————— Discovery Basin, Southern Cross, MT
Jan. 28 ————— Bridger Bowl, Belgrade, MT
Jan. 29 ————— Big Sky, Big Sky, MT
Jan. 30 ————— Grand Targhee, Driggs, ID
Jan. 31 ————— Jackson Hole, Teton Village, WY
Feb. 1 —————- Snow King, Jackson, WY
Feb. 2 —————- Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, CO
Feb. 3 —————- Silver Creek, Silver Creek , CO
Feb. 4 —————- Winter Park, Winter Park , CO
Feb. 5 —————- Loveland Basin, Georgetown, CO
Feb. 6 —————- Keystone Resort, Montezuma, CO
Feb. 7 —————- Arapahoe Basin, Montezuma, CO
Feb. 8 —————- Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO
Feb. 9 —————- Copper Mountain, Leadville, CO
Feb. 10 ————— Ski Cooper, Leadville, CO
Feb. 11 ————— Vail Ski Resort, Vail, CO
Feb. 12 ————— Beaver Creek Ski Area, Avon, CO
Feb. 13 ————— Ski Sunlight, Glenwood Springs, CO
Feb. 14 ————— Snowmass, Woody Creek, CO
Feb. 15 ————— Buttermilk, Aspen, CO
Feb. 16 ————— Aspen Mountain, Aspen , CO
Feb. 17 ————— Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
Feb. 18 ————— Monarch Skii Area, Sargents, CO
Feb. 19 ————— Crested Butte Mount, Crested Butte, CO
Feb. 20 ————— Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
Feb. 21 ————— Purgatory Ski Resort, Durango, CO
Feb. 22 ————— Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs, CO
Feb. 23 ————— Angel Fire Ski Area, Taos, NM
Feb. 24 ————— Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM