If you like to ski or snowboard, love rivers and want the magic of a multi-day to be available for generations to come, you need to sign up for the 2013 GOALS Vertical Challenge
It's the largest fundraiser of the year for a local nonprofit whose mission is to "inspire exploration in youth through multi-day wilderness river trips." GOALS
(Get Outside And Learn Something) was created by a teacher/river guide seeking more outdoor/experiential education opportunities for his middle school students - and has grown to a respected program that attracts schools from all over the country who come to Ruby/Horsethief, Desolation, Lodore, and Cataract Canyons - as well as the Rogue and Main Salmon - to learn about themselves and the natural world around them.
There are more kids signed up for GOALS programs in 2013 than ever before, so this year's Vertical Challenge is very important. It's FREE to sign up for, and if you fund raise effectively you could walk away with a 2013/14 Loveland Season Pass, Icelantic Skis, a Never Summer snowboard, or several other great prizes.
today - then ask your friends and family members to support river-based outdoor education with a tax-deductible donation. Show up at Loveland on Saturday, 3/16 and log as many vertical feet as you can, enjoy the after-party, and then drive home knowing that you've done a great thing for kids and for the canyons we love!