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Join Snowbird Ski Resort for their Annual Highly Decorated Event Honoring Active Military, Veterans and their families & Raise Support for WAS

30 November 2017 by


Tree-lighting with honor.

The 5th Annual Highly Decorated is a tree-lighting ceremony honoring veterans, active military and their families. With a confirmed reservation, complimentary half-day lift tickets at Snowbird and an après-ski reception with refreshments will be provided to each service member and up to 3 family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice.

The event then opens to the public as we gather on Snowbird’s Plaza Deck to enjoy the color guard and anthems of the U.S. Armed Forces and countdown to the lighting of 3 prominent trees that will act as a symbol of our appreciation throughout the 2017-18 season.

The goal of Highly Decorated is to honor active military, veterans, and their families and to raise visibility and support for the Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS) Veterans Program, focusing on getting veterans out of the home and active through recreational, social and educational programs.

Event Schedule

  • 12:15 pm: Tickets for active military, veterans, and their families can be picked up by those who RSVP on Level 2, Snowbird Center with a valid military ID.
  • 4 pm: Reception with refreshments for active military, veterans, and their families in the Rendezvous Restaurant at the Snowbird Center.
  • 4:30 - 5:15 pm: Highly Decorated Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Plaza Deck is open to the public and includes the presentation of colors, musical performances, and lighting of the Highly Decorated trees. And be sure to keep an eye out for Santa!
  • 5:15 pm: Raffle winners announced. Tickets will be sold throughout the day – prizes include skis, a snowboard, ski jackets, other winter gear, gift certificates, and more! Winner must be present to claim prizes. All proceeds benefit WAS.


Half-day lift tickets and reception entry open to those who reserve in advance to  WAShighlydecorated@gmail.com  and receive a confirmation email – limit 4 tickets per service member and their family members. Please list the names of those who will be attending within the reservation email. Quantity limited so reserve early, no later than November 29th.

Make a Donation

Support the Wasatch Adaptive Sports Veterans Program by donating today.

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