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Participating in the Challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  Form a fundraising team today of up to 10 individuals. Teams can be groups of family members and friends, business colleagues, alumni, Veterans, and neighbors! All of your individual team members will complete the challenge on their own* at Steamboat Resort, following all Routt County and Resort Covid-19 protocols. Individual scores will be self-reported by
11:59 PM on March 21st through an online survey and STARS staff will add up your total team
score to find this year's Mountain Challenge winners!

*You may ride with two different households during the event, but all riders must score report individually.

Not interested in competing in the on-mountain challenge this year? Didn't get a ski pass this season?

Don't worry!

You can also earn points by being a top fundraiser this year! Extra points will be added to your team total
if you come in the top 10 individual fundraisers for the event: 

10th: 5 points
9th: 10 points
8th: 15 points
7th: 20 points
6th: 25 points
5th: 30 points
4th: 35 points
3rd: 40 points
2nd: 45 points 
1st: 50 points

All Registered 'Full-Challenge' participants will be entered in a drawing to win
2 domestic roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines
The Southwest flight e-passes are valid for travel on Southwest operated, published scheduled service only in the United States, its territories, and its possessions including Puerto Rico

'Mini-Challenge' registrants will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of custom Grass Sticks®
 ski poles!

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Full-Challenge and the Mini-Challenge, as well as the Highest Fundraising Team, and the Biggest Individual Fundraiser. An overall team champion trophy will be awarded to the winning team of the Full-Challenge, and the winners of all other categories will be announced during a STARS Facebook Live 'Winners Party' on March 22nd at 6:00 PM.

In addition to being an excellent fundraiser, the STARS Mountain Challenge is a ton of fun. It’s a special time during the year when supporters, volunteers, and participants join forces to make a difference. Whether you decide to complete the on-mountain challenge this year or become a super-STAR fundraiser, we thank
you for your support in helping us serve our mission.

Event Challenges
Mountain Challenge
- Teams complete on-mountain challenge tasks individually (or with 2 households) and self-report scores
- Ride all (open) lifts at least once to have your score counted towards your team total

- Tune in to our Facebook Live on March 22nd at 6:00 PM to find out who won!

Mini Challenge (family-friendly)
- Teams complete on-mountain challenge tasks individually (or with 2 households) and self-report scores
- Ride a minimum of 5 lifts to have your score counted towards your team total
- Tune in to our Facebook Live on March 22nd at 6:00 PM to find out who won!

*NOTE: Riders will not be able to use staff lift lines during the event this year*

Steamboat Resort Ski Area

Event Schedule

REGISTRATION CLOSES on March 15th at 11:59 PM

March 15th - 16th, 2021

What: Packet Pick-Up

Where: STARS Ranch
When: Both days, from 12:00PM - 2:00PM, and 5:00PM - 6:00PM
*Masks required - you will not be allowed inside the building*

March 17th, 2021 
What: Virtual Map Reveal Party
Location: STARS Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/STARS.Steamboat
When: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

March 18th - 21st, 2021 
What: Mountain Challenge On-Mountain Competition
Location: Steamboat Resort
When: March 18th at 8:30 AM - March 21st at 4:00 PM
*All Routt County and Steamboat Resort Covid-19 protocols must be adhered to*
*You must submit your points to STARS staff by 11:59 PM on March 21st for your score to be counted*

March 22nd, 2021 
What: Virtual Winners Party
Location: STARS Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/STARS.Steamboat
When: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Mountain Challenge
Registration: $40.00*
(Each individual commits to a $200.00 fundraising minimum in addition to the registration fee of $40.00).

Mini Challenge
Registration: $20.00*
Each individual commits to a $50.00 fundraising minimum in addition to the registration fee of $20.00).

*Event registration includes a $25 gift card to use at Steamboat Resort, and a pair of Smartwool socks while supply lasts! These will be in your rider packet bag along with some other fun event items!

*Gift cards are valid at any Steamboat Resort restaurant or retail shop. Not valid on purchases made in the Steamboat app*

Lift Tickets
Due to Covid-19 regulations, STARS cannot provide lift tickets to anyone for the event this year. If you would like to participate in the on-mountain challenge, you either need to be a pass holder already (Ikon or Steamboat), or reserve/purchase a ticket through Steamboat.com. There are no discounted lift tickets for the event, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

*If you are an independent skier with a disability, please note that you can still purchase
a discounted pass through the ski area*