Enduro & Après Party

Thank you to everyone who supported Jim and Taylor!

30th Annual

WED, APRIL 10, 2019

A leg-burning, on-mountain event combined with a rockin' après party.

Event Beneficiaries

Trauma Nurse Jim McDonnell has been skiing The Basin since 1978.   Jim is a trauma nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood.  He has quite an interesting background from a hard rock miner to a lifeguard in Hampton, New Hampshire.   He also lived at the Mountain House for 7 years as an atomic janitor.  Real Ski Bum Status. He has been a Nordic coach in summit county.  Once his job moved to Denver he made sure to check on all A-basin employees who unfortunately made their way to St. Anthony’s in Denver.   Jim has been diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer that has metastasized to his lung.  He is going through treatment and doing well. 

Taylor Ash is a junior at SHS.  Her family has been part of Summit County since 1969 when her grandparents moved here.  She is an amazing young lady with a bright future.  She finds success in school and is a dedicated athlete that loves soccer and hockey.  She was diagnosed with rare bone cancer, Osteosarcoma, in August.  She started chemo in September and had surgery in December to remove her tumor in her upper fibula.  She still is receiving chemo through the end of April to kill any lingering cancer cells, but there is no evidence of cancer in her body now.  She has goals of attending a D3 college where she can play soccer and hockey.  Because of her diagnosis and treatment, she now thinks that she may want to explore careers in the medical field where she can share her experiences and strength with others facing tough paths. With the incredible support and kindness that we’ve been blessed with, we want to "Share the Love" with families that are faced with similar diagnoses but don’t have the blessings that we are afforded.  We also want to support research to help find cures for childhood cancers.  Taylor is destined for greatness and we’re excited to see how she shares her experiences to make the world a better place for us all!

Pali Enduro

35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. without stopping. The entry fee is $150 for teams of two and includes a t-shirt, an Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, bib drawing for prizes, the Après Party in the A-Frame, and bragging rights! Check in starts at 6:00 a.m. in the Winter Sports Building, with a participant meeting at 6:30 a.m.

The Enduro Light (available Wed, April 10 through Sat, April 13)

We know that not everyone is ready to ski for 10 hours on the Pali, so we devised the Enduro Light – a non-competitive, less intense ski tour of Arapahoe Basin. We’ve brought you a course where you can find hidden secrets, learn fun facts and discover our trails at your own pace. Feel the excitement of the Pali laps, then escape into the sunshine of Montezuma Bowl. Surf down Slalom Slope to the sunny deck at Black Mountain Lodge and soak in the incredible views of the East Wall. Check off each designated site on your “passport” and be entered into the Enduro Light prize drawing at the end of the day. The Enduro Light occurs during normal lift hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team of two and includes an Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, and a special drawing for those who get to all the stops on their Enduro Light passports.

Après Party Info

Lapping the Pali not your thing, but parties are? Then join us in the A-Frame for our annual Enduro Après Party! We'll have live music, a huge silent auction and a chef inspired dinner created by A-Basin’s own Chef Rybak.