Registration and Info

To register to participate in this year’s Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon click the red button below.

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How to Raise the Ridge for Community Health in 2021:

Register to participate! Registration and fundraising are now open!

Get the word out to your circles and raise some funds for community health!

Prepare your personal Ridge-A-Thon schedule – All participants need to schedule and meet their challenge between March 1 and March 21. If you are an Extreme Ridge Challenger; decide which two (consecutive) days will be your challenge days. If you want to be a Ridge-Raiser, pick your day and make your run for the cause at your leisure. If you are a My Kinda Ridge participant you can design and set up your own challenge. For My Kinda Ridge you can modify the challenge to fit your location. If you are planning to attempt a custom challenge for 2021 please let us know so we can support and promote what you are doing!

Document your challenge (take photos and/or videos of your efforts) and share with the world on Facebook and Instagram – Mention @raisetheridge and tag your posts #benmyers #teamben #ridge-a-thon #raisetheridge #skitaos #taoscommunityfoundation to be eligible for our top prizes!


Three Challenge Categories:

Extreme Ridge Challenger

Extreme Ridge Challengers work toward completion of a menu of runs in the hike-to terrain in Taos Ski Valley gaining a tally for each run toward the total # of runs. This is on your honor for 2021 (use our run tracking form) and does not determine prize picks, only bragging rights, so be upstanding citizens.


What you get:

  • Big Kahuna Raffle (top valued prizes – by chance)
  • 25th Anniversary T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Awards and Honors (by hike totals and age categories)
  • Publication of your results
  • Appreciation from your community
  • A wicked sense of accomplishment

Ridge Raiser

For Ridge-Raisers, the emphasis is on competitive fundraising, rather than run-taking, but participants will take at least one run in the hike-to terrain to prove their mettle in the Ridge-A-Thon. (If not competing at TSV must declare alternate moderate challenge at local ski resort)


What you get: 
  • Big Kahuna Raffle (top valued prizes – by chance)
  • 25th Anniversary T-shirt
  • Publication of your results
  • Appreciation from your community
  • A wicked sense of accomplishment

My Kinda Ridge (Virtual)

My Kinda Ridge participants create their own challenge. We feel it is important to recognize that not everyone not everyone chooses to conquer the Ridge terrain, but they still have a lot to give! (If not competing at TSV – alternate challenge)


What you get: 

  • Select Prizes and Awards for top fundraisers and most engaging online content
  • 25th Anniversary T-shirt
  • Publication of your results
  • Appreciation from your community
  • A wicked sense of accomplishment

How to Start: To participate in the Ridge-A-Thon you will need to register for the event. You’ll give your info, and pick a challenge category. Then you’ll create your profile, add your story, your personal challenge and fundraising goal (be ambitious!) and your images, and start to engage your network! See our Tools For Participants page for more fundraising tips. Give yourself as much time as you can to collect donations, the more you get, the more rewarding it will be to participate.

How We Reward You: The Kahuna raffle for those competing in Extreme or Ridge Raiser categories means a chance to win great ski industry prizes. We have been collecting awesome prizes to share with those who smash their challenges from folks like Boot Doctor and Cottam’s/Christy Sports, Tecnica, K2, Pret, and more. We will also have a variety of valuable and amazing prizes and commemorative Ridge-A-Thon gear to reward My Kinda Ridge folks as well, based how well you get the word out about your challenge and how much you raise for community health.