Hope on the Slopes, the 24-hour ski and snowboard event that raises money for the American Cancer Society, comes to White Pass this weekend. The eighth annual fundraiser will run from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
People can participate as a team or individual, raising money from pledges they receive. As of Wednesday, participants have raised $23,435 in pledges.
White Pass was the first ski area to host the event, started in 2004 by Tacoma’s David Ludwig. Similar events are now held at 11 ski areas nationwide. Crystal Mountain held its event March 12 and raised more than $65,000, while Stevens Pass raised more than $168,000 during its March 5-6 event.
The event includes live music, a free barbecue and luminaria ceremonies. For more information, go to www.skiwhitepass.com.
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• More than 40 of the top pro men and women snowboarders and 50 amateurs will come to the Summit at Snoqualmie for the Ride Shakedown today and Saturday. Participants will compete in big air and rail events, hoping for a piece of the $35,000 purse. Admission to watch the event is free. For details, go to www.rideshakedown.com.
• Crystal Mountain will host Sturtevants Demo Day Spring Fling next weekend. Registration for the event will open at 8 a.m., and the demo runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a chance to try out new equipment and help out the Pacific Northwest Ski Education Foundation.
Participants will be asked to donate $20 to the foundation. Organizers said space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to www.sturtevants.com.