Fourth Annual Skivenger Hunt Fundraiser was a Success!

Dated: April 17 2024

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On Saturday, April 6th, brave skivers faced the cold and snow and got on the mountain for a great cause. Starting at the Lionshead base in Vail, participants embarked on a full mountain scavenger hunt around Vail Mountain.


With challenges from riding the magic carpet to telling a stranger about The Community Market and the mission of Skivenger, skiers were busy all day. Returning to Garfinkel’s in Lionshead in the afternoon, points were tallied as everyone refueled after the long day.


Before the Skivenger Hunt winners were announced, the hosts of the event took a moment to remind guests why they were there and the amazing cause they were supporting by participating in the event.


This year’s Annual Skivenger Hunt was held to raise money for a single beneficiary: The Community Market. The initial goal for the event was to raise $10,000 to help families in our community enjoy fresh, nutritious food every day. However, thanks to the generosity of donors and the momentum gained by the event, over $12,000 was raised and given to The Community Market.


From a recent Vail Daily article:


“We are immensely grateful to Slifer Smith & Frampton for their steadfast support of our mission to combat food insecurity in Eagle County,” said Melina Valsecia, the executive director of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation, which runs The Community Market, in a news release. “Their dedication to our mission and our neighbors in need empowers us to expand our reach and make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in our community.”


The Community Market helps make sure that no family in the community has to choose between paying bills or putting food on the table. Here in Eagle County, more than 8,700 residents deal with food insecurity.


The Community Market (TCM) provides access to free, nutrient-rich food throughout the County with markets featuring a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy and bread as well as shelf-stable grocery items, all available for each customer’s own choosing.


Thank you to everyone who donated in this year’s Skivenger Hunt and all those who came to ski on April 6th. We’re looking forward to next year already!



The SSF Foundation’s grant and sponsorship application process is once per calendar year. Each fall the grant application cycle opens for consideration for the following fiscal year. All organizations on our contact list are notified via email when the grant application becomes available. Learn more about the grant cycle and how to qualify for funds.




Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate brokers and staff enjoy giving back by volunteering in our community. Recently they've devoted time to projects such as participating in a trail building day, serving food at community dinners, and getting local youth outside to enjoy the great outdoors! Every year our brokers and staff dedicate their time to the local Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-A-Trail Program, and Salvation Army.

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