About Xtreme Hike

Every Xtreme Hike participant is committed to helping advance a cure for cystic fibrosis. By joining us at 2024 Vail Xtreme Hike you can help us reach this lifesaving goal.

The Vail Xtreme Hike is a weekend like no other! On Saturday participants will hike up Vail Mountain on well-maintained trails with breathtaking views of the Gore Mountain Range. The full route is 20 miles, but with access to the resort’s two gondolas, hikers can “choose their own adventure” on the many trails and loops available. The elevation of the Colorado Rockies provides a unique and serious challenge for this event, with a starting elevation of 8,000 feet and reaching 11,000 feet at the summit.

The Hike Weekend Experience

Hikers will enjoy accommodations for two nights (Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28) at the Hythe Vail located in Vail’s Lionshead Village.

This 3-day experience also includes an energizing, pre-hike welcome dinner on Friday evening, a pre-hike breakfast, snacks at the rest stops, a post party happy hour and dinner and a “Victory” breakfast on Sunday.

As participants prepare for the physical challenge, hikers are encouraged to raise at least $2,500 through their personal and social media campaigns. The Vail Xtreme Hike is limited to 50 people.

How to participate:

Register: Register to participate in person or virtually by clicking the “register to hike” button.

Recruit: Encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to join you.

Fundraise: Fundraising is easier than ever before. You can use the participant center, the Fight CF mobile app, or fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. You can also create a passion fundraising event or see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Share your story:  Life with cystic fibrosis is different for every person living with the disease. Share your story to help others understand the realities of life with CF and why your participation in Vail Xtreme Hike is important.

Hike with us: Join the CF community on event day to celebrate our progress and commitment to finding a cure for every person with cystic fibrosis.

At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity, and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives. We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please be aware that a 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange. If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please go to www.cff.org/chapters and email or call your local chapter office.

Pet Policy

For events where pets are welcome: be respectful of other event attendees and only bring well-behaved pets; keep pets on leash at all times; follow the pet policies of the local park or venue; and clean-up after your pet. Pets must be current on all required vaccinations. Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets.

A thank you to our sponsors

Our events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our national sponsors: AbbVie and Vertex. We also recognize American Airlines, our outstanding corporate supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.


In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards.

Events may be subject to change based on health or safety concerns. If an event is moved to virtual, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to fit that format. If an event is cancelled your local contact will reach out to discuss options.