Our History

In 1988, Larry Chadwick and a small group of friends started the Oregon Cancer Ski Out as a way to positively channel their sadness and frustration over the loss of loved ones to cancer.

The idea was to create an event that would benefit cancer research, hospice and cancer prevention programs. The event had to be meaningful, affordable and well organized, but above all, it had to be fun... serious fun!

The result was an innovative ski race with a team-based format that rewarded consistency, not speed, making it possible for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to participate.

March 2019 marks the Ski Out’s 31th anniversary. Its success is largely due to the strong support of team participants and corporate sponsors who return, year after year, to experience the fun, camaraderie and opportunity to give that the Ski Out provides.


Our Board of Directors


Larry (Chad) Chadwick


Ed Ariniello

Vice President

Steve Sciborski


Steve Sciborski
Treasurer Jeff Langfeldt
Board Members David Moore
  Craig Eroh
  Jeanne Beacham
  Tina Colson
  Darren Youngsma


Our Advisors

Dave Tragethon & Katie Kadlub

Mt. Hood Meadows

Todd Wells

Oregon Cancer Bike Out, Founder

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