Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Ski Crystal for a GREAT Cause

Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews

April 5, 2017

For skiers like myself, we are taking advantage of EVERY available weekend from here until the close of the season. Next Saturday, there's an even better reason to head to Crystal Mountain. The 1st Annual Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews event is happening Saturday April 15th, and it's a cause all powder hounds should get behind!


Mike Brooks was on his way to work when he was killed by an impaired driver on June 7, 2016.  Mike left behind a wife (Rachael), a son (McCoy age 10), and a daughter (Finley, age 8).  


In addition to his family, Mike loved the outdoors.  Whether it was hiking, camping, running, biking or skiing, Mike loved being active and being outside.  He worked at Crystal Mountain for more than a decade where he learned of the Outdoors for All Foundation, and helped them to provide an outlet for people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors. 


On Saturday April 15th, friends and family members of Mike are hosting the 1st Annual Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews memorial event in Mike’s honor up at Crystal Mountain, and tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com. Here's what will be going down next weekend:



Adults (over 15)

Youth (15 and under)

No lift ticket



Lift ticket included




As part of entry, each adult participant receives one raffle ticket, a plastic lei and six (6) four-ounce beer tastings, plus a commemorative plastic mug. Each youth receives one raffle ticket, a plastic lei, and five (5) rootbeer/rootbeer float tastings with a commemorative plastic mug.  There will be an on-hill scavenger hunt, raffle prize drawings, and a silent auction as well!  Beer tastings will run from noon till 5pm with live music starting at 2pm. Bring your ID if you plan on tasting beer from the 12 local breweries bringing the goods! 


I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday - remembering the life of a man who left a lasting impact on everyone he met while raising funds and awareness for a local organization that was very near and dear to his heart. Hope to see you next Saturday at Crystal Mountain for the 1st Annual Mike Brooks Memorial Bobbleheads & Brews, Rockaholics! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly