In its 22nd year, Vertical Express for MS benefits The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis – a non-profit organization serving families living with MS through health and wellness programs aimed at strengthening and empowering them to improve their quality of life. "In my opinion, you get your fair share of kind hearted folks on the slopes and many of them can afford to write a decent sized check for a worthy cause," says Washington native and long-time skier Richard Takas. "You don't have to be exactly a bleeding heart to see this is not just a good, but a great cause and realize that with all the new snow it's going to be a weekend worth every penny up at Crystal."