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Lodging specials announced for Pink Vail ski day to combat cancer

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Team "revolution power yogis" dance during a snow yoga session at Vail's Wildwood Smokehouse in April during the fourth-annual Pink Vail ski day to conquer cancer. The 2016 event happens on April 2.
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Lodging deals

• Lion Square Lodge — Rates from $179 per night. A $5 donation per room will be donated to Pink Vail. Call 800-525-1123.

• Antlers at Vail — Condo rates from $228 per night. Call 800-843-8245.

• Vail Racquet Club — Condo rates from $200 per night. Call 800-428-4840.

• Manor Vail Lodge — Rates from $199 per night. A $5 donation per room night will be donated to Pink Vail. Call 800-950-8245.

• Vail Marriott Mountain Resort — Rates from $259 per night. Call 800-648-0720.

• Evergreen Lodge — Rates from $119 per night. A $5 donation per room night will be donated to Pink Vail. Call 800-284-8245.

Mention “Pink Vail 2016” when making reservations to receive these rates. Most rates are valid April 1 to 3, but check with individual lodging properties for applicable dates. Get the most up-to-date information about Pink Vail at www.pinkvail.com.

VAIL — This year’s Pink Vail ski day to conquer cancer happens April 2, and to celebrate its fifth year, local lodging partners in Vail and Lionshead villages are offering deals for the event, with some giving a portion of their sales back to Pink Vail to benefit patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, Pink Vail participants register as individuals or teams and ask their friends and family to make donations on their behalf. On the day of the event, the top of Vail Mountain is transformed into a spirited, pink rally against cancer at 10,328 feet, and it’s not uncommon to see a pink pig on skis, gorillas doing yoga in pink tutus and men dancing in pink Spandex.

Skiers and snowboarders can “deck hop” around three Vail Mountain decks for games, free concerts and the chance to win prizes. A valid lift ticket or ski pass is required for skiers and riders, and registered non-skiers can request complimentary foot passes prior to the event.

The Costume Contest awards participants for the best individual and group costumes, as well as the most spirited team. Top fundraisers are also recognized. Past prizes have included Head skis, Weston snowboards, Helly Hansen gift cards, Maui Jim sunglasses, food, lodging and more.

As the lifts close, the party makes its way down the mountain via a Celebration Ski Down, where survivors, family, friends and those skiing in honor of a loved one descend the mountain in a symbolic united fight against cancer. The event culminates with food and drink specials at participating restaurants and bars.

Pink Vail raised $1.7 million in its first four years, with a the goal to raise another $750,000 in 2016. For more information, or to register as an individual or team, visit http://www.pinkvail.com.