Once the event was launched in 1986, Sunlight Mountain Resort General Manager Tom Jankovsky has promoted the fun-filled day as a way to give back to the community. More than $250,000 later, the annual party day continues. Skier Appreciation Day 2020, the signature fundraiser for United Way Battlement to the Bells, was held on Friday, January 10th. Attendees at the annual family friendly event were encouraged to come dressed in their finest “Paradise in the Snow” themed attire featuring $20 lift tickets, a kid’s donut eating contest and costume contests among others.