Registration

Q: How do I register?
A: You can register online in three ways:

  1. Join a Team -- If you are joining an existing team that a friend started, you can first register yourself, then search for the team
  2. Start a Team -- If you plan to captain a new (or new to 2016) team and are ready to get the wheels rolling, first register yourself, then begin recruiting for your team
  3. Join as an Individual -- If you are signing up on your own without any team affiliation

Q: What are the costs involved?
A: Each participant will pay a registration fee to secure their place in the Ski To Defeat ALS.  This registration fee helps to pay for the lift ticket and provided food.

All Riders:
$50 until January 1st (Early-Bird Registration) Use Dicount Code: EARLY (case sensitive)
$60 from January 2nd, 2017- February 25, 2017
$75 on Ski Day (February 26, 2017)

Persons with ALS: FREE- Use Discount Code: PALS (case sensitive)

Virtual Participants: FREE

In addition to the registration fee, we encourage all riders to fundraise $150 as a part of their participation.

Q: Do I have to fundraise?
A: The ALS Association asks that each participant raises a minimum is $150. If you are a first time fundraiser, or are interested in learning more, check out our Fundraising Tips and Tools. Our staff is another resource for you and we will be here for you at every step of the way! Don’t hesitate to reach out and we can come up with a fundraising plan together!

Q: My friends might start a team, can I register as an individual now and switch to their team later?
A: Of course! We can easily move you onto a team if you choose.  Just give us a call at 303-832-2322.

Q: Do I have to join a team?
A: Nope. You can participate as an individual – or on a team!  Whatever works best for you.

Event Logistics

Q: When does the Ski start?
A: Registration will be at 9am, however, you can begin skiing whenever you’d like.

Q: When and where will Check In/Registration be held?
A: Check In and Registration will be held in the West Wing Room.

Q: Is there a deadline for online registration? If so, will there be Event Day registration?
A: The deadline for online registrations is February 22nd. Day of registration will be available (unless we exceed capacity).

Q: Where will parking be located and is there a cost?
A: Parking is free and available in designated lots at Eldora. There is plenty of handicap parking available for patients with ALS and their families, as well as any other participants who may need special parking.

Q: I am coming from out of town and would like to rent ski equipment. Do you have any suggestions?
A: Eldora Mountain Resort offers rental equipment including skis, boots, poles, snowboards, safety equipment, etc. 

Q: What if my family or friends want to join me at Eldora and not ski?
A: Your family and friends are more than welcome to join you at the celebration at Eldora. Lunch will cost $10 for friends and family members who do not need a lift ticket.

Q: I am a person with ALS. In what ways can I participate?
A: Registration fees are waived for persons with ALS. All people, including those with ALS, are still required to meet the $150 in fundraising. Please contact our office if you are interested as we have limited spots available through our partnership with Ignite Adaptive Sports.

Fundraising and Financial Questions

Q: What is the deductibility of my donors' contribution?
A: The ALS Association is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Registration fees are not accepted as tax deductible.

Q: What is the Ski To Defeat ALS's Tax ID?
A: We will be using the Tax ID for The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, which is 84-1337868

Q: How do I turn in donations made by cash or check?
A: Please contact the ALS events team for a Ski Donation form and include it to ensure we give your team full credit for your fundraising efforts. You can bring your donations to the event on February 26th. Or you can mail your donations to the Rocky Mountain Chapter office:

The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter
Attn: Ski to Defeat ALS
10855 Dover St., Ste. 500
Westminster, CO 80021

Q: Is it safe to mail cash?
A: It is not safe to mail cash. To turn in cash, please bring it to the event. If you would prefer to convert it to a check to mail to the office, please include the donation form so that we can mail acknowledgement letters to your supporters.

Q: What if my donors need a receipt?
A: All people who make an online donation via our website will receive an email confirmation that can be used for tax purposes. Those who send checks valued $50 or more will receive a thank you letter by mail that can be used for tax purposes. If you have a donor who needs a receipt, please let us know and we will be happy to provide one.

Q: What are matching gifts and do they count?
A: Employer matching gifts are a great way to double your fundraising. Many companies will match the charitable gift made to a non-profit organization by an employee, often dollar for dollar, thereby doubling the amount of money the organization will receive. To see if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here.

 

Q:What steps should I take to make a matching gift?

A:There are a few easy steps to take:

  1. Check with your human resources or payroll department to see if your company sponsors a matching gift program.

  2.  Make a gift online or by mail. 

  3. Fill out the donor portion of the matching gift form you can obtain from your company.

  4. Mail the form.

 

Your Personal Page

Q: What is a Personal Page?
A: Your Personal Page is an online promotional tool to use when asking your friends and family to join your team or make a donation. Once you're registered, a personal page is automatically created for you. You can customize this page with photos and your personal story by logging into your Participant Center. Our staff is here to help you every step of the way.

Q: How do I login to my Personal Page?
A: To login to your personal page, you will enter your username and password into the Participant Center Login Area at the top right of the website. Once you’ve entered your username and password, you will be taken to the homepage of your Participant Center.

Q: What if I forget my username or password?
A: If you do not remember your username that you set up during registration, just contact our staff and they can look it up for you.  If you do not remember your password, the link under the login area will help you reset your password – or you can always give us a call!

Q: Do I have to change my Personal Page?
A: You don't have to, but we know from experience that the participant’s personal touch makes the page more compelling to prospective donors. Be creative and have fun with it. Please know we are here to help you do this.

Q: How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
A: Login to your Participant Center. At the top of that page, you'll see your current goal and a link to change it directly below it. Or you can contact us and we can do it for you.

Q: How can I see who has donated on my behalf?
A: Login to your Participant Center. Click the Progress tab at the top of the page, then scroll down to view your donor list. You can also download a list of your supporters from this page.

Q: How can I see who is on my team?
A: Login to your Participant Center, then click on “View Team Roster” from the navigation on the right side of the page.

 

 

Additional Questions:

Please reach out to 

Sarah Mandery or Ivette Navarro at (303) 832-2322 or events@alsaco.org