About Pink Vail

Why we ski for cancer

People walk, run, and even shave their heads to benefit cancer care. Here in Vail, we ski! Pink Vail™ is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. 100% of the proceeds stay local, benefiting patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center - a boutique cancer center serving residents of Colorado and around the country.

how to get involved

Register solo or form a team on the website and ask friends and family to support your fundraising efforts. Personalize your fundraising page—why are you getting involved, what is your connection to the cause? The sad truth is that everyone has been touched by cancer—Pink Vail gives us a chance to support local men and women fighting the disease, celebrate survivors, and commemorate those who have lost their battle with cancer. 

If you don’t want to fundraise, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to an individual, team or the event in general.
You can also volunteer! Over 300 volunteers are needed to host this incredible event.

history of pink vail

In 2012, the inaugural year of Pink Vail, funds raised exceeded the initial goal by 60%. Feedback was wildly positive, and all funds directly benefited Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s Spirit of Survival program, which includes free fitness classes, nutrition coaching, and emotional support for Shaw’s cancer patients and survivors.

In 2013, participation and funds raised nearly doubled, the momentum continued in 2014, and in 2015, Pink Vail numbers hit an all-time high - thanks to 2,424 participants, 162 teams, 4,617 donors, and 360 volunteers, over $720,000 were raised. In only four years, Pink Vail has raised nearly $1.8 million for patients with all types of cancer at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Why pink? Pink Vail was started as a fundraising event to support breast cancer, specifically, and has grown and expanded to help ALL patients and survivors at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

about vail

Vail is a destination for visitors from around the world. With over 5,000 skiable acres, Vail is the largest ski resort in the United States. Home of Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and the Burton US Open, Vail consistently rates as North America’s top ski resort, attracting over 1 million skiers per season.  


Shaw Regional Cancer Center is an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center and supported by Vail Health Services Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law, tax ID #74-2505662.

Vail Mountain facilities, operated by Vail Associates, Inc., are located within the White River National Forest and are under permit from the Forest Service, U.S.D.A.