Frequently Asked Questions
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Why the switch from Pink Park City to Park City PowderFest?
The last two years of the pandemic have brought about a lot of change in every industry and non-profits saw its ups and downs. One thing that remained the same was that cancer diagnoses still happen and we hold to the goal of eradicating ALL cancers. For this purpose, we've teamed up with great companies that wanted to see this event return. We want the MISSON of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) to be front and center. We are raising funds to eradicate cancer starting here at our world-class cancer center. We want to enjoy the amazing MOUNTAINS that we are so lucky to have all around us. And we want to celebrate YOU and the change you're helping to bring about in the lives of cancer patients through MUSIC. And Park City PowderFest - MISSON | MOUNTAIN | MUSIC was born!
The History of Park City PowderFest - The first pink ski day started at Vail Mountain in 2012. Pink Vail started as a fundraising event to support breast cancer, specifically but has since grown to support all patients at Shaw Cancer Center in Vail, Colorado. Pink Park City was started in 2018 and is supporting research for ALL types of cancer by raising money for Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now in 2023, Pink Park City has made the shift to Park City PowderFest. Participants and donors even have the opportunity to restrict their funds to support research for a specific type of cancer.
How much does it cost to participate?
Registration to participate in Park City PowderFest is free! A lift ticket for Park City Mountain is not included in registration. Lift tickets need to be purchased separately through Park City Mountain.
Participants are encouraged to help raise funds through their personal fundraising page and can receive incentives for reaching different fundraising levels. We recommend that everyone set a goal of raising $500.
Does the registration fee include a lift ticket?
No, registration for the event does not include a lift ticket. Park City PowderFest participants will need to purchase their own lift ticket through Park City Mountain.
You don’t need to have a lift ticket to enjoy Park City PowderFest. Set up at Base Camp in Canyons Village where you can enjoy the mountain views, rockin' music, and party atmosphere going on all day.
Do I have to ski or snowboard to participate and have fun?
No, you don’t need to buy a lift ticket or ski to enjoy Park City PowderFest. Set up at Base Camp in Canyons Village where you can enjoy the mountain views, rockin' music, and party atmosphere going on all day.
Is this a race?
Park City PowderFest is a non-competitive event that anyone can participate in- you don’t even have to ski to have fun!
Where does the money go?
100% of all funds raised to support the mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah which does research for all types of cancers. By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, you help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families when you give. Cancer patients, caregivers, and donors are encouraged to come together in a myriad of ways to fight cancer individually and collectively through fundraising programs and events like Park City PowderFest.
Will there be a VIP area for 2023?
No. For 2023, there will be VIP perks for fundraising, but there will not be an offical VIP area. See 'Incentives' below for more details.
What are the incentive items for fundraising?
A personal fundraising page is created when you sign up for Park City PowderFest, and it’s a great tool to track donations and progress towards your goal. Raise the following amounts by March 9, 2023 to guarantee you receive all your incentive items at the event, all others will receive their incentives by mail after Park City PowderFest.
Check out this year's fundraising incentives here.
What is the Rally For Hope Parade?
From 2-2:20 PM, participants gather in groups at the corner of Doc’s Run and Sunrise to ski down the mountain in the Rally For Hope Parade. This is an opportunity to celebrate life and to show solidarity for all those affected by cancer.
How do I raise funds?
A personal fundraising page is created when you sign up for Park City PowderFest, and it’s a great tool to track donations and progress towards your goal. Visit our TOOLKIT for tips and ideas that have helped other fundraisers.
Are gifts made through my fundraising page tax deductible?
Yes, Huntsman Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donors will receive an emailed receipt at the time of their gift.