Pink Heavenly 2020 Event Postponed

Cancer Support Services Fundraising and Heavenly Mountain Resort Operations Continue

Thank you all who signed up to give of your time for this event.  We hope you will join us at NEXT year's event!

To protect community members, employees and care providers in the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, Pink Heavenly, an annual fundraising event taking place at Heavenly Mountain Resort on March 21, 2020, has been canceled. The decision was a precautionary measure with the importance of prevention and reducing the risk of vulnerable populations’ exposure in mind. While the on-mountain event is canceled, fundraising will continue for Pink Heavenly’s cause; Cancer Support Services through Barton Health - programs dedicated to improving the lives of those fighting cancer.

Barton’s hospital operations and clinical patient care across its network of medical offices remain fully operational. Heavenly Mountain Resort is also open and operating normally.

Pink Heavenly benefits Barton’s Cancer Support Services, a program that receives direct funding from the Barton Foundation to improve the lives of community members fighting cancer through wellness programs and help for patients and loved ones living with all types of cancer. Funds raised for Pink Heavenly 2020 will be rolled into next year’s Pink Heavenly event, happening March, 2021 at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe. 

“Pink Heavenly benefits some of our most vulnerable community members, and we encourage event participants to continue fundraising efforts and join us in support of local cancer patients” said Chris Kiser, Barton Foundation Executive Director. “Although this precaution was not an easy decision to make, it is the right decision to protect the health and safety of our community and our care providers. The Foundation will continue its commitment to Cancer Support Services through Barton Health and providing funding to keep these services available. ”

Barton Health is proactively taking safety precautions in light of the COVID-19 domestic spread, following the recommended guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). With growing cases in California and Nevada, the arrival of COVID-19 in South Lake Tahoe is likely and taking precautionary measures is essential to limit its spread. Barton Health is prepared to address this and other viruses like influenza and provide coordinated care to the region under the guidance of local county health departments. 

To find more information about Cancer Support Services at Barton, or the latest COVID-19 updates and CDC recommendations, visit

No, you don’t. While some volunteer positions require a pass, not all of them do; there are plenty of ways to help if you don’t have a pass and/or if you are not a skier.  Locations which require a pass will state ON MOUNTAIN.

Our Pink Heavenly base Camp Headquarters is at the California Lodge on Lat38, which is at the base of the mountain. Here you will find live music, Pink Heavenly registration, merchandise and more. And, new this year, we will also have registration and merchandise areas in the Heavenly Village.

Depending on your role as a volunteer there may be some advance training. If that is the case, we will reach out to you with details. Other roles will be briefed at the beginning of the shift.

A few hours of your time is all we need to make Pink Heavenly spectacular. We will have shifts the day of Pink Heavenly, and shifts are also available in the lead up to the event for those who would rather ski with their teams on event day.

Pink is always encouraged! As are costumes too! Some shifts are inside while others are outside where the weather can change quickly. Please keep in mind dressing in layers when you are planning your outfit for the day. 

Free Parking is available at the California Base in the lower lot; please note these spaces fill up early in the day. Please plan ahead. You are encouraged to use these free parking options and public transportation.  Free shuttle service to the Heavenly Village is available throughout the day.

Yes a shuttle will be provided from the Heavenly Gondola Base, at the Stateline Transit Center to Pink Heavenly Headquarters at the California Base Lodge.  Look for the Orange Route bus.

Children may volunteer with their parent. Contact Jenny Taylor at to inquire about the best volunteer positions for children.

Plan ahead to arrive at your volunteer location by the start of your shift. Base Camp Headquarters is at the Calfornia Lodge upstairs in the dining room.  Please give yourself enough time to get there if you are parking elsewhere or riding a bus.  All check-in for all areas will be at this location.

On-Mountain shifts - please check in 30 minutes before your shift is due to start

Heavenly Village/Gondola shifts - please check in 30 minutes before your shift is due to start

Base Camp shifts - please check in 10 minutes before your shift is due to start

Yes, Heavenly Mountain Resort will be providing coffee and breakfast options in the morning as well as a lunch in the afternoon at the Volunteer Check-in location, upstairs in the California Lodge in the dining room.

Yes, the Pink Heavenly 2020 trail map is coming soon. You should be able to view it starting early March.

Additional questions can be addressed to Jenny Taylor at


Pink Heavenly proceeds benefit community members in South Lake Tahoe living with all forms of cancer through improvements to patient care and by funding Barton Health's cancer support services including exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, massages, acupuncture, outdoor adventures and more. These unique services can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life, but are not typically covered by insurance.