Five for Fives

As we continue leveraging the success of our marketing, branding, and marquee fundraising events, the High Fives Foundation has developed a system of collaborative partnership opportunities for like-minded businesses that believe in our mission.  We’ve chosen five proven strategies from previous collaborations that have seen the best return on investment for partner businesses and the High Fives Foundation.

Geoff McDonald, co-founded Ski The East with Chris “Rooster” James back in 2005. They have been working hard for over 10 years to promote their love for this sport and the unique mountain culture of the East Coast. Ski The East was created for you: the passionate and dedicated Eastern Skier. The tight trees, variable conditions and brutal weather have helped to produce some of the toughest and most talented skiers in the world. They share a common identity and a common way of looking at the mountains. Eastern skiers think positively: a 4 inch storm is a powder day, -10F is mild for January, and ice is simply referred to as “frozen granular.” Take a gander at their store to find out Why We Ski The East.

Rumpl, is an Outdoor Blanket company based in Portland, Oregon that utilizes new material technologies that have been developed for activewear, outdoor gear, and sporting goods to modernize the everyday blanket. These high-quality, versatile blankets keep you comfortable anywhere you go, or when you don’t go anywhere. The materials have been tested and proven in harsh environments, yet specifically selected for comfort and durability. Rumpl believes the blanket you use every day deserves the same attention to detail as a sleeping bag you might use ten times a year. The end result is a premium and versatile blanket that can be used anywhere you go…or when you don’t go anywhere. Thank you!

A US Manufacturer that focuses on face-gear, Phunkshun Wear combines technical applications, top quality fabrics milled in the USA, and a seemingly endless amount of graphic options in their production. Their focus is on making a product that not only performs exceptionally well in winter weather, but also looks great and lasts. Phunkshun Wear has pledged to donate $0.05 every mask sold since 2014 to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

Inspired by fresh, regionally sourced ingredients, Rocker embodies the unique seasonality and legacy of Squaw Valley’s big mountains. From Olympians to casual skiers and riders, this is where our community embraces the Tahoe lifestyle. Comforting California BBQ, salads featuring farm fresh produce, and local microbrew beers are served up with spectacular mountain views, slope side in the Village at Squaw. With innovative menu changes throughout the year, you will likely find something new every visit. Rocker has committed to donating $1.00 from every glass OR $4.00 from each bottle sold of the Alto Cinco Garnacha wine to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

The Tahoe Trail Bar has been fueling the journey for people who enjoy the outdoors in the Lake Tahoe Basin for 8 years. Because of its great taste, healthy all-natural ingredients and consistent quality, Tahoe Trail Bars are now distributed not only around the Lake Tahoe Basin but also throughout the United States. They donate $0.05 for every bar sold during promotional events. Thank you!

Started in the Spring of 2002,, otherwise known as DCS, has slowly grown into the premier vinyl diecut sticker manufacturer. With over 1,700 clients in 6 countries, we have taken great pride in servicing each and every client as if they were family. No job is too big or too small for us and we have expanded our operations over the years to include full-color diecuts, screen-print stickers, banners and now full or partial vehicle/trailer wraps. Thank you!

Born in the California Mountains on the shores of Tahoe, the bigtruck brand was forged in a community that prioritizes active fun. Their mission is to support stoke through creative and function focused lifestyle products. Specializing in hand-cut, hand sewn headwear out of Northern Ca, bigtruck provides variety; allowing our customers to choose and celebrate their own style. BigTruck Brand has pledged to donate $0.05 from the sale of every hat online to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

At SYNC we help athletes push limits, challenge the status quo and strive for that which is beyond the horizon.SYNC is a group of passionate athletes dedicated to making the best products for your best performance. We work closely with elite athletes who bring their steadfast dedication, meticulous preparation and attention to every detail to the product design process. SYNC has pledged to donate $25 from the sale of every Athlete Pack to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

We believe in supporting our local community. Our original Vermont Collection is proudly made just two hours away from our Burlington headquarters, which allows us to provide you with an always-fresh collection. Our seamstresses work from home in the northern part of the state, a region with a rich history in garment manufacturing. Supporting this local industry inspires a unique connection to the area and is just one element of Skida’s contribution to the community.

Combining the enjoyment of fine wine, great good and friends at their five locations in the North Lake Tahoe Area! Visit your local Uncorked for Happy Hour aka “High Fives at Five” from 5:00pm-6:00pm Monday through Friday and support! Uncorked is located in historical downtown Truckee, Squaw Valley, Tahoe City in the Cobble Stone & Petra, located in the Village at Northstar. A portion of proceeds from all happy hour glasses goes to support the High Fives Foundation.

Parlor co-founders Mark Wallace, Pete Endres and Jason Epstein grew up in New England cutting their teeth in the youth race leagues, and later honing their skills through academy, collegiate and professional circuits. They know New England Skiing and it’s their home. Whether they are laying arcs in the boiler plate of northern Maine, or taking a trip to the white room in a gully in Vermont, there is no where they are happier, or feel more free. Parlor was founded on shared passion for skiing, New England, and designing and building great products. Their goal is to share this passion with as many people as they can. They believe strongly in the New England tradition of hard work and making things the right way, with your hands. They are proud to make each pair of skis to order in their East Boston factory. Welcome to the Parlor; it’s different here. Thank you!

WSI Sports has been known as the “Cold Weather Expert” for over 27 years, providing performance base layers to numerous champion athletes and teams. WSI Guarantees their products will keep you the warmest and most comfortable or they will give you your money back. WSI is enjoyed by thousands of customers around the world! All products are proudly made in the USA. WSI is bringing back pride in American-made clothing! Thank you WSI for being a supporter of our Military to the Mountain Program!

Pret develops revolutionary gear that reflects our demand for performance, our spirit of innovation, our love of the outdoors and our deep understanding of the people who share our passion. Pret has committed to donate $0.05 per helmet on 17/18 preseason orders and High Fives will distribute helmets to underprivileged kids and High Five Athletes. Thank you!

Flylow’s sustainability journey could easily be compared to skiing into a backcountry yurt in a heavy snowstorm. The skin track may be covered at times, and the map and landmarks don’t always match up. Despite these unknowns, the objective is as clear as the bluebird powder day that promises to unveil the next morning. By weighing decisions against its core values and using its guiding principles as a compass, Flylow is confident in its ability to achieve ambitious objectives as stated in the long-term sustainability plan. Flylow has pledged $5 of every Stashpant and Stringfellow Jacket to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

HEAD is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. The winter sports division is a generous supporter of the High Fives Foundation and our athletes recovering from life-altering injuries. Thank You!

POC is a Swedish company with a strong mission to do the best it possibly can to save lives and reduce the consequences of accidents  for gravity sports athletes and cyclists. The concepts, technologies, and materials used and implemented for the helmets and body armor were developed in close collaboration with POC Lab; POC’s scientific forum that consists of some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, brain scientists and specialists in spinal cord injuries. POC has pledged $3 from every High Fives SPINE VPD 2.0 to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

Mutha Stuffers is a local deli in Sugarbush, Vermont that packs the most stoke in one sandwich to keep you on the slopes all day. Never miss a day at the mountain without filling up on a hearty sandwich. Mutha Stuffers, Thank You!

K2 was founded by iconic individuals who believed North Americans could build a great ski at a time when Europe owned the ski world. In 1962, consummate inventor and serial engineer Bill Kirschner applied the fiberglass technology from his family’s veterinary splint and kennel manufacturing business to the world’s first modern ski featuring a fiberglass wrapped torsion box. In essence, he invented the modern snow ski as we know it. Thank you!

Named after the scenic California highway that winds it’s way down the gorgeous west shore of Lake Tahoe, CA89 is a Truckee-based apparel and lifestyle company selling t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece, leggings, hats, and accessories. They donate $5.00 for every sale of co-branded California 89 and High Fives Foundation T-shirts. Thank you!

Big Agnes manufactures the most comfortable tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads for backpacking, camping and outdoor adventure. They have traveled the globe and searched nearly every continent for fabrics and materials in an effort to make the gear that they think you’ll want to use because it’s what they use and what they have put through real life, backcountry testing. Their urge to sleep under the stars and breathe fresh mountain air is what continually drives them and keeps them motivated. Thank You!

Dynastar is a winter sports company based in the Chamonix valley, France. The name Dynastar was born when Les Plastiques Synthétiques, manufacturers of Starflex skis, collaborated with Dynamic on a new compound ski.Lange has been hand crafting ski boots around the feet of the world’s best ski athletes for almost 50 years. Over that period, Lange has won more World Championships and Olympic medals than all other boot brands combined. Thank You!

Le Grand Adventure Tours offers guided day & multi-day tours for Skiing, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Stand Up Padding & Surfing. Locations include the Lake Tahoe – Truckee area, Northern California, France, Switzerland, Colorado & more! They have a passion for the outdoors, adventure, sports, traveling the world, and building one’s dreams into a reality. Their mission is to provide an amazing customer experience, offering guests once-in-a-lifetime adventures and high-quality tours, through safe instructional guiding. LGA has committed to donating 5% of every Five For Fives card sold to the Foundation. This card gives you 5 day tours around the Lake Tahoe -Truckee area year round. This card is great for families, groups, individuals, and anyone wanting to support the High Fives Foundation’s mission. Thank you!

SnoShark is a Lake Tahoe based, family run company offering the first truly compact hand-held snow removal tool on the market. Like all great inventions, SnoShark was born from necessity. After 15 years living in the Sierra’s we recognized a need for for a convenient tool that could offer cross-functionality yet be compact enough to store in your vehicle. SnoShark is a convenient, highly effective and fully collapsible way to remove snow from the highest points of coupes and sedans (and most SUV’s!) with ease. And, we couldn’t be happier to give back to our local High Fives Foundation. SnoShark has pledged to donate $0.50 from the sale of each and every paddle sold online. Thank you!

An idea hatched over a few beers between the world’s greatest skiers, Armada is no longer a suggestion of what a ski company should be. Today, Armada is distributed globally in over 40 nations and embodies the cutting edge of the sport: athlete driven, design obsessed, and technologically superior. Our independence allows for a single-minded focus on the product, assuring that the skis always meet the needs of an elite team of riders who know what works. Skiers the world over who demand the best demand Armada. Armada has pledged to donate $3 every High Fives Throttle Glove to the High Fives Foundation. Thank you!

Every once in a rare while, you encounter a place where all the pieces for creating good times come together. The beers are fine, the patio’s alive, the food is great and the vibe is right. This is one such place. Welcome to The Brewer’s Cabinet, where creating the right environment is as important to us as crafting the perfect beer. Thank You!

To become a part of the Five For Fives program, please contact us today!