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30th Annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS
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Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crystal Mountain Resort
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Enumclaw, WA 61944
(800) 367-3101;
30th Annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS

When: February 28-March 2, 2014
February 28: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 1: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; March 2: all day

Where: Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington

Cost: $25

Event Contact: Morgan Landers,, (800) 367-3101; ext. 1271. For more information, visit

Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Crystal Mountain has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), at Vertical Express for Can Do MS. This annual skiing extravaganza at Crystal Mountain Resort will celebrate the 30th anniversary of, and raise funds for, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS.

Participants will have the opportunity to test out Crystal Mountainís giant slalom; join an on-mountain scavenger hunt; participate in a group ski memorializing Can Do MS founder, Jimmie Heuga, the first American ever to medal in Olympic ski racing; enjoy festivities with friends and families at a happy hour and awards party; and earn free lift tickets for fundraising efforts

Registration for the Crystal Mountain Vertical Express for Can Do MS is only $25 and benefits Can Do MS programs. Participants who raise $250 or more are awarded VIP status, and receive prizes, such as a one-day lift ticket, a gift bag and perks at the awards party. VIP supporters who raise $500 or more will receive a three-day lift ticket.

Register online at to start fundraising and receive a personal web page you can customize with your own messages and photos.

The three-day event includes a variety of family friendly activities:

All Day: Ski pass pick-up. Location: Guest Services
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Heuga Express Vertical Challenge. Location: Crystal Mountain
3 p.m.: Harmond Brewing Co. happy hour with discounted beers and prizes. Location: Bullwheel
4:30 p.m.: Reception, registration and pizza party. Location: Cascade Grill
7 p.m.: Movie Showing: The Art of Flight and Can Do: The Legacy of Jimmie Heuga. Location: Chinook level of the base lodge

7:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast. Location: Bullwheel
8:40 a.m.: Group photo. Location: Main lodge patio
8:45-11 a.m.: Poker run. Location: Base lodge patio
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Lunch for participants. Location: Cascade Grill balcony
1 p.m.: Giant slalom. Location: Chair 4
4:30 p.m.: Awards party. Location: Cascade Grill
9 p.m.: After party with live music from Common Ground. Location: Bullwheel

All day: Free skiing for VIP participants who raise $500 or more.