Powder Mountain is hosting the first annual ski benefit on Friday, April 24 for the family of Brett S. Earl.  Earl, a resident of Eden, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 11, 2009 at the age of 39.  100% of the proceeds of the ski benefit will go directly to the Earl family – Darnelle, Riley, Raj, Taj and India.    

 Powder Mountain will open Sundown Lift and Lodge from noon – 8pm on Friday, April 24.  The fun of skiing and sledding in springtime conditions will be enhanced by live music, a silent auction and a barbeque.  Plus, a snowcat will be escorting non-skiers on scenic tours of Lightning Ridge.  A minimum donation of $15 per person will provide participants with either a Sundown lift pass or one ride on the Lightning Ridge snowcat. 

 Passes are available at www.powdermountain.com, Valley Market or Sundown Lodge on the day of the event.  The Powder Mountain website is also set up to accept donations for anyone unable to attend the event.    Donations may also be made to the Brett Earl Family Education and Mission Fund at any Goldenwest Credit Union.