Support the World's Biggest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer

Almost 400 volunteers are needed to host this incredible event! There are many jobs available leading up to the event, on the day of, and post-event. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Kim Sharkey at

Supporting Pink Vail™ is a great way to get involved in a community event and promote your business. While Pink Vail attracts participants from around the country and donors from around the globe, 100% of the proceeds stay local, giving cancer patients an easier “go” on the journey through treatment.

For more information on cash and in-kind sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Albertson at

Thank you for volunteering for this year’s PINK VAIL event! We are planning several volunteer orientation meetings and hope you will be able to attend one of them.  Even if you’ve volunteered for Pink Vail before, we encourage you to attend one of these trainings. 
  • Tuesday, March 22, VVMC GYPSUM OFFICES, Break Room (above Gypsum Urgent Care), 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 22, VAIL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, Level 0A/0B, Noon – 1:00 p.m. - feel free to bring your lunch
  • Tuesday, March 22, CONFERENCE CALL, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Conference call instructions: Call 970-479-5150. No passcode required. Follow the prompts.)
  • Wednesday, March 23, CONFERENCE CALL, Noon – 1:00 p.m.  (Conference call instructions: Call 970-479-5150. No passcode required. Follow the prompts.)
  • Friday, March 25, EDWARDS – SHAW CANCER CENTER, conference room by cafeteria, Noon – 1:00 p.m. –  feel free to bring your lunch                                                                                                                           
No need to RSVP.  If you are unable to attend one of these orientations please note that I’ll be emailing all volunteers written information prior to the big day.  If you need directions to any of these meeting spaces, let me know. 
We will have fun volunteer gifts for you again this year.  You can pick them up at one of the trainings or at a Pink Vail early event check-in on March 29 at Jack’s Place  8:00 am – 7:00 p.m. or on March 30 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Helly Hansen store in Vail.
To view the volunteer sign up, visit the link below.  We are looking for a few more volunteers so feel free to share this link with friends who may be interested.  Thanks!

No, you don’t. While some volunteer positions require a pass, not all of them do; there are plenty of ways to help if you don’t have a pass and/or if you are not a skier. If you do not have a ski pass, you will need a foot traffic ticket to ride the Lionshead gondola. Vail Resorts will not allow you to bring any ski equipment on the gondola if you have a foot traffic ticket.. Please contact Kim Sharkey at if you will need a foot traffic ticket. If you are working on a deck, you must have your own ski pass to get to the deck.

Yes, we will schedule several volunteer orientations in March.

A few hours of your time is all we need to make Pink Vail spectacular. We will have shifts the day of Pink Vail, but also shifts are available before Pink Vail. So if you’d rather ski with your team that day then please help us out before Pink Vail. We have some fun thank you gifts for our volunteers this year. Our volunteer thank yous are distributed at the in-person trainings that happen in March.

Pink is always encouraged! Volunteers will be given an "Event Staff" bib to wear during your shift. 

Unfortunately, parking is not provided. Paid parking is available at Lionshead. You are encouraged to use free parking options and public transportation. 

Yes. We will have a shuttle available for volunteers – first-come, first-served. The shuttle will depart the east side of the Shaw Cancer Center (in front of the Edwards Surgery Center) on the :15 of every hour, starting at 6:15 am. It will pick up at the Lionshead parking structure on the South Frontage Rd. on the :45 of each hour, the last shuttle will leave Shaw at 2:15 pm and leave Lionshead transit center at 4:45 pm. We can’t guarantee a spot on the shuttle, so be prepared to carpool to Vail if the van is full.

Children may volunteer with their parent. Contact Kim Sharkey at to inquire about the best volunteer positions for children.

Plan ahead to arrive at your volunteer location by the start of your shift.

This might mean that you need to be on the gondola 30 minutes to one hour before your scheduled shift. If your shift starts on the mountain between 7:00 am and 8:30 am, you must be on the gondola at 7:00 am. Vail Resorts runs the gondola from 7:00 am until 7:10 am only.

If your volunteer shift is at the base of either gondola or at a deck then there is no need for you to check in at the top, you can check in at the base of your gondola at the Pink Vail information tent or go directly to your deck.  When you check in, please ask who your volunteer lead is – this is the person who will train you for your shift. Your staff bib will be given to you at your location.

In the morning, we will have donuts from Northside and juice from Green Elephant Juicery at the bottom of the Lionshead gondola and coffee in the Pink Vail Headquarters tent. We’ll have snacks and waters all day and a deli lunch available in the volunteer space in the Adventure Ridge building from 11:30 to 1:30.

Yes, the Pink Vail 2016 map is coming soon. Please click here to view a 2015 map.

Additional questions can be addressed to Kim Sharkey at