The American Cancer Society and [R494R, Ski White Pass] are teaming up to help fight and eradicate cancer by conducting a Hope on the Slopes event March 14-15.

The Hope on the Slopes campaign is a team and individual skiing and snowboarding event in which participants engage in competition with other participants in two categories: Dollars raised for the American Cancer Society and the number of vertical feet skied or snowboarded during the two days of the event.

Registration is $35 per individual and $150 for a team of up to 15 riders. The registration fee does not include a lift ticket, but White Pass will offer two-day lift tickets for $47 (regular rate is $47 per day for adults).

If you want to learn more about Hope on the Slopes event, hop on over to White Pass and learn how.

A great time to do that would be the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1, when the resort hosts its annual Winter Carnival. Diversions include a snow sculpture contest (spectators can vote on their favorite on Saturday after 2 p.m.), carnival games and face painting for kids both days, a torchlight parade and fireworks on Saturday, live music by Blind Lemon Pie Saturday afternoon, and a sumptuous Winter Carnival dinner Saturday evening.