Industry Press Release

Announcing the inaugural retro shred-a-thon at copper mountain resort copper, co-hosted by the high fives foundation


Shred-A-Thon participants lap the American Eagle lift while raising funds for injured athletes


(Copper, Colo. March 16, 2016) — On Sunday, April 17, 2016, the High Fives Foundation will travel to Colorado to host the inaugural Retro Shred-A-Thon at Copper Mountain Resort. The event is presented in conjunction with partners GoPro, Smith, FlyLow, Volkl, Marker and Phunkshun Wear.

Shred-A-Thon participants will spend the day lapping the American Eagle lift as many times as possible with friends, while wearing their best retro ski gear — one-piece snowsuits, skinny skis, retro snowboards and other flashy throwbacks.

“Shred-A-Thon fundraising events like these are the most successful for the Foundation, and this is our first one in Colorado,” says Executive Director Roy Tuscany of High Fives Foundation. “We truly combine the goals of FUN and raising funds for the organization in these events, so bringing one to Colorado is so exciting.”

Copper Mountain Resort will be offering discounted lift tickets at $45 to those participating in the event. High Fives partner, Phunkshun Wear, will donate a percentage of their sales to the organization for every facemask sold at the event.

“Shred-A-Thon events have been a staple of the fundraising efforts the High Fives Foundation puts on across both the East and West Coasts, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the inaugural Colorado stop to Copper Mountain,” said Jay Badgley, CEO of Phunkshun Wear masks. “I can’t think of a better place to engage the public while enjoying a perfect spring day on the slopes than Copper Mountain.”

Event Details:  Copper Mountain Retro Shred-A-Thon

Sunday April 17th, 2016 – Copper Mountain
8:00am: Registration check-in
9:00am: Load American Eagle Chairlift and begin Retro Shred-A-Thon
4:00pm: End Retro Shred-A-Thon
4:30pm: Awards
COST: FREE to participate. Fundraising beforehand is strongly encouraged

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High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based, national 501.c.3 non-profit organization. The High Fives Foundation 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. Formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder based on his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 103 athletes from 23 states since its inception in 2009. For more information visit

Officially founded in 2011, our company has been manufacturing facemasks in the Rocky Mountains since day one. Originally designed to fulfill the needs of ski and snowboard instructors, Phunkshun Wear continues to produce items that stand up to winter weather conditions and protect from the elements. For more information visit

Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the thrill of waking up and hearing on the radio that school was cancelled. There are people who have never spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. No joke. These people, and those who understand snow day bliss, are the reason we do what we do. So come to Copper to take a day, or two or seven and experience the mountain. Welcome everybody, to the home of the snow day. For more information visit