It’s Going to Be a Virtual 2021 Event

We know it’s time to talk 2021 Ridge-A-Thon. We promise to update this page soon with full event info for 2021.

Here’s what we DO know about 2021. This is the 25th anniversary of this amazing event. That’s a long time for any event, let alone one created by ski bums. But the heart and shining soul of this event is Ben Myers and nothing will stop us from doing what Ben loved the most, and raising money for community health in his name.

We know that this year is not business as usual. We will still be recruiting participants and they will be requesting donations, 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 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 the event supported Ben’s family with his hospice care after finding out there would be no cure. This year, we support our community in the time of COVID through Taos Community Foundation.

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.