Mothership Classic fundraiser set for Monday at Squaw Valley |

Mothership Classic fundraiser set for Monday at Squaw Valley

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — On Monday, March 28, Arcade Belt Co. will host the second annual Mothership Classic on the world’s greatest chairlift, KT22 — aka “The Mothership” — at Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

Presented in conjunction with partners GoPro, K2, One Toyota of Oakland and Tahoe Made, the Mothership Classic is a pledge-driven event benefitting High Fives Non-Profit Foundation.

Embracing the mantra of a “First to Last Chair Fundraiser,” participants will spend the day lapping KT22 as many times as possible with friends while on skinny skis, retro snowboards and other throwback gear.

Prior to the event, riders are encouraged to reach out among their own networks for pledges and donations. All funds raised will go directly to The High Fives Foundation and their efforts to support athletes that have suffered life-altering injuries.

“The goal when we started this event 6 years ago was to create something that allows everyone the opportunity to do something positive while spending a day on the hill,” said Tristan Queen, Co-Founder of Arcade Belt Co. “Friends sponsoring friends for 25 cents a lap is really what this event was founded on. The original recipe was pretty simple and we haven’t changed it much over the years.

“Helping others who have suffered life-altering injuries by spending a full day on KT chasing your friends around is about as good as it gets.”

Interested participants can sign up at to begin collecting pledges.

“Spending time in the mountains with our friends is exactly why we all live here,” said Roy Tuscany, Co-Founder of the High Fives Foundation. “It’s a huge honor being able to be part of an event that truly celebrates where we live.”

Registration for Monday’s free event starts at 8 a.m. at Wildflour Baking Co. in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Visit to learn more. Visit to learn about Arcade Belt Co.

This article was provided by the High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Visit to learn more.

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