After last year’s historic snowfall at Lee Canyon, it’s no surprise that this year’s Pray for Snow party would be the largest yet. Nearly 1,000 skiers, snowboarders, and winter enthusiasts gathered at Skye Center on Saturday, Nov. 2, to pray to the snow gods at Lee Canyon’s fourth annual après ski-themed event, co-hosted by Skye Canyon.
Pray for Snow partygoers enjoyed gourmet chili, hot dogs, and craft cocktails on the Skye Center patio, surrounded by sweeping mountain views. Rein, a local favorite, played music as people from across the valley reconnected with old friends and made new ones, and sent their wishes to Old Man Winter for an abundance of power days. Kids got into the winter spirit by making s’mores on the outdoor fire pits and creating snow-inspired pictures at the craft table. And because no one wants to wait in line on powder days, at the event, skiers and snowboarders happily lined up to pick up their season passes inside Skye Center, and then showed them off afterward.
Pray for Snow’s vendor village featured outdoor-related non-profits and merchants that inspired everyone to get outdoors this winter. And because it wouldn’t be a party without prizes, Pray for Snow raffle winners walked away with cool prizes like a “VIP Snow Experience” package, 6 All-Access lift tickets, and Skye Canyon North Face jackets.
The party kicked off Lee Canyon’s Spread the Warmth winter coat and beanie drive benefiting Project 150. As a part of Skye Serves, Skye Canyon is matching every coat donation made at Skye Center with a $25 gift to the non-profit, up to $5,000. Items donated and a check will be presented to Project 150 on Giving Tuesday at Skye Center; stay tuned for more details on that event. Project 150 provides much-needed resources to at-risk high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build a bright future. Donations are accepted at Skye Center through Friday, Nov. 29. Other drop-off locations include REI (Boca Park, 8950 W Charleston Blvd), Power & Sun (4555 S. Fort Apache Rd), and the Burton Outlet Store in DTLV (555 S Grand Central Pkwy).
As a partner in Skye Canyon’s Skye Pass program, Lee Canyon offers Skye residents special rates on season passes, one-day lift tickets, and tubing. Lee Canyon also spoils Skye residents by providing reserved parking at the mountain, something that will come in handy when the snow gods answer our prayers. To learn more about Skye Canyon’s Skye Pass program, click here.