On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, Lee Canyon hosts the fourth annual Ruby Cup benefitting Nevada Donor Network, a nonprofit that coordinates, recovers, and allocates lifesaving organs and tissues for Nevada transplant patients. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ability levels. Registration is $20 onsite, and all proceeds go to Nevada Donor Network. Lee Canyon will cover registration fees for registered organ donors, and people can register to become a donor at the event.
New this year, for those who can’t attend the Ruby Cup but want to contribute to Nevada Donor Network, an online donation is possible through http://bit.ly/2Gw8bCO.
Ruby Cup is a timed slalom fun race where the racer with the fastest slope run takes home a 2019-20 Lee Canyon All Access season pass; the second-place prize is a 2019-20 Battle Born season pass. The event also features live music and a vendor fair.
Ruby Cup celebrates the life of Chris Ruby, a 20-year-old Las Vegas resident and snowboarder who passed away in 2014. A registered organ donor, Ruby’s donated organs and tissues have saved the lives of 90 patients. In four years, Ruby Cup has raised $8,188 for Nevada Donor Network, 97 people registered to become a donor on race day and hundreds more as a result of sharing Chris’ story. In 2017, Lee Canyon was recognized at Nevada Donor Network’s annual gala and honored with the Community Champion Award.
“Ruby Cup is about honoring Chris’ memory and making it easy for individuals to register with the Nevada Donor Network,” said Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s Marketing Director. “The addition of the online fundraising component allows the entire community to celebrate Chris and support Nevada Donor Network.”
Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier winter and summer outdoor destination and a POWDR company, expects its winter season to run through March 31, 2019, weather permitting. Guests planning to visit Lee Canyon are encouraged to purchase tickets online for the best discounts and to avoid sold out dates. For more information on winter offerings and prices, visit www.leecanyonlv.com.
As part of POWDR’s adventure lifestyle portfolio, Lee Canyon offers guests memorable experiences that integrate entertainment with adventure in an amazing setting. The resort is committed to the “Play Forever” campaign that encourages those who work and play on the mountain to protect the environment and inspire participation in adventure.
About Lee Canyon
Lee Canyon is located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Established in 1963, Lee Canyon offers guests 195 acres of terrain, 27 trails accessed via three chairlifts, 250 acres of hike-to terrain, and a lift-served tubing hill. Averaging more than 161 inches of snowfall annually, Lee Canyon offers ski and snowboard coaching, terrain parks, and lodge amenities such as dining and retail, as well as a host of summer activities. For more information, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com and follow Lee Canyon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Lee Canyon is part of POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company.