It’s Going to Be a Virtual 2021 Event

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon at Taos Ski Valley. We’ve all done a heck of a lot of adjusting over the past 365 days, and now’s you chance to dig in and have a little fun again while making a difference in our community. The heart and shining soul of this event is Ben Myers and not even a global pandemic will stop us from doing what Ben loved the most, and raising money for community health in his name.

Going with the theme of adjusting, there are a lot of changes to this year’s event structure, however we still intend to exhaust ourselves for charity. We are now recruiting participants and they will begin requesting donations as usual and we will still be shredding the ridge to earn those donations. We will not be having a scheduled on mountain event or party which brings people together, and we will not be requesting the many small donations from local businesses who are doing their best to stay viable this season! We WILL be having a virtual event and counting runs and participation in alternate ways, we will be offering Kahuna prizes from our business and hard goods sponsors, and we will still promote the event outcomes and celebrate everyone’s hard work to the public.

We can’t wait. Honestly, even with all the necessary adjustments to the event format, the need and the reason to work hard have never been more critical since that first year where ben’s ski buddies put their efforts into supporting Ben’s family with hospice care expenses after finding out there would be no cure. This year, our efforts will support hundreds of individuals in our community in the time of COVID through Taos Community Foundation.

If you missed it: Read our recent newsletter to past participants and donors.

Certified Kachina Peak Event

UPDATE* Jan. 15, 2016 – TSV discontinued their really cool Kachina Peak logo, which means we’re not a Certified Kachina Peak event any more I guess. But really we’re the original Kachina Peak event, pre-logo.

Kachina Peak EventWe are proud to be a Certified Kachina Peak Event capitalizing on the crown jewel of the Taos Ski Valley in our annual Ridge-A-Thon event. Kachina peak and the hiking ascent to her crest is a symbol of freedom. Ridge-Heads, as they have often been known, are those who, like Ben did, spend as many days each season as possible cramming in the open-air freedom of the challenging and beautiful hike-to terrain between work shifts and on days off. Ridge-Heads are tuned in to the landscape and the terrain while on boards and generally, they’re into squeezing the maximum juice out of life. We’re so proud of the history of this event, and pleased to see it continue making a difference in the lives of those who give, those who hike, and those who receive the benefit of the Emergency Medicines Fund, long into the future with our partner Taos Ski Valley.