THANK YOU FOR JOINING Survivors at the Summit 2023! See you in July, 2024 - dates TBA!

We sincerely appreciate your interest, support, and enthusiasm for this wonderful event.


Held annually for 26 years, SURVIVORS AT THE SUMMIT celebrates the triumph of the human spirit, pays tribute to the courage and determination of those affected by a cancer diagnosis, and honors the memory of lives lost to cancer while supporting programming for the cancer survivor community at Survivor Wellness.

Your donation directly benefits Survivor Wellness, a unique community resource center in Salt Lake City.

*Registration includes breakfast, lunch, tram/lift ticket, Celebration of Life ceremony, and more!  


Start on the Snowbird Center Plaza!

Check-in for the event first! (Check-in table on the plaza. Tram ticket provided at check-in.)

Enjoy a mountain pancake breakfast to fuel your journey to the summit!

Enjoy live music with Mark Chaney & Friends.

Donate to support cancer survivors and receive some great swag! Merch includes stickers, t-shirts, and bandanas!

Check out the Silent Auction items, then register and make a bid via our website!

Grab your Drawing Tickets to win some sweet gifts!

Write your Tribute Flag and see it flying at the summit!

Take a 45-minute, low-impact guided hikes with master naturalist Lara Chho at 10 or 11am!

Breakfast is included with registration.

Volunteer for Survivors at the Summit! (Registration required)

THE JOURNEY- Hike, bike, run or ride the tram to the summit of Hidden Peaks! 10am-12pm

The Journey, no matter how you make it, symbolizes the individual “Summit” each person with cancer faces and strives to achieve.

Join us on this 3.5-mile hike on the Peruvian Gulch Trail to Hidden Peak, where a sea of personalized Survivors at the Summit Tribute Flags welcome participants as they arrive. The hike usually takes about 2.5 hours - please allow time to get to the summit. Be prepared for weather, wind, and sun, as well as a few small snow patches along the way! Hiking poles recommended.

You'll first walk through alpine forest with blooming wildflowers (please don't pick the flowers), then the views will open up as you hit the rocky summit area.


Get your hiking map when you check-in.

And, stop at the Hiking Aid Stations, where you can refill your water bottles and talk with our volunteer support team members!

Not a hiker? Enjoy a guided hike at the base, then take the tram to the summit!

Once at the summit:

View Tribute Flags, and hang yours up if you carried it with you

Enjoy live music with Pepper Rose from 11am-1pm

Have a Summit Lunch picnic from 12-1pm. You may pop into the summit restaurant to grab a beverage or snack as well.

Snap a commemorative photo on the Gold Carpet

Meet others who are there for much the same reason you are

Find a spot for the Celebration of Life

Tram tickets and lunch (12-1pm) are provided with registration at no cost to participants. Thanks to our sponsors!

The Snowbird Tram

First opened in 1971, Snowbird's Aerial Tram whisks passengers along a 1.6-mile cable and up 2,900 vertical feet during the 10-minute trip to the top of Hidden Peak.

Trams depart every 20 minutes, so plan your day accordingly!

The Tram and the Hidden Peak Terminal are accessible for everyone. Ask for assistance if needed!

*Tram tickets are included with registration.

Tribute Flags

Modeled after traditional Tibetan prayer flags, Tribute Flags honor those affected by cancer, and those who have been lost to it.

Tribute Flags are displayed at Hidden Peak Summit during the event, as they have been for 25+ years, sending their messages of love, hope, honor and remembrance to the skies.

Get your own Tribute Flags! Donate now to see your flags hanging at the summit! Carry them on your journey, and see them hung up as you arrive. Or, pledge for a set of flags, create a team to hike to the summit, and hang them up when you arrive!

HOW? Order Tribute Flags when you register for the event. (Click "Reserve a Spot", then scroll down to "Add-Ons" to order your flags.)

Even if you will not be attending, you can make a donation from the registration site, and we can write flags for you. Just send an email letting us know what to write your your flags!

Following the event, flags are returned to those who donated them - a keepsake from this powerful and often life-changing experience.

Click here for TRIBUTE FLAGS!

The Celebration of Life Ceremony, from 1-2 PM

Held at the summit under the hundreds of tribute flags flying on the mountainside, the Celebration of Life honors those affected by a cancer diagnosis with words, music, song, prayer, silence, and inspiration. Spend this time with the cancer survivor community.

The Celebration features an invocation by Rev. Nancy McCormack-Hughes of St. Mark's Hospital, live harp music with Catharine DeLong, inspiring speakers, recognition of our community and supporters, and ends with the compelling sounds of Katie Jo Drumming.

Be prepared to send your song to the skies! Feel free to bring your own drum.

Survivor Wellness thanks you for your support of the cancer survivor community, and for committing to carrying on this 25-year-old tradition of Survivors at the Summit! Thank you for your presence.


Survivor Wellness is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides supportive services to anyone affected by cancer - patients, survivors, caregivers, and family members. Proceeds from Survivors at the Summit support Survivor Wellness' programs and services.

The tradition of Tribute Flags began with the first Survivors at the Summit when a group of survivors took two days to hike to the top of Kings Peak, carrying heavy bundles of flags in their packs which were displayed at the summit. Each flag bears a message of love, hope, honor and remembrance. For the participants, the journey to the summit with their flags was a means of reaching new peaks of resilience and ability despite a cancer diagnosis. We continue the tradition of Tribute Flags to honor those we've lost and to show the triumph of the human spirit despite all odds.

Your donation for a set of Tribute Flags or for an individual flag supports programming at Survivor Wellness. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this remarkable community resource center!

Tribute Flags fly at the summit of Hidden Peaks during Survivors at the Summit.

Tribute Flags are available for an additional donation when you register for Survivors at the Summit: $200 for a set of ten flags, or $25 for an individual flag.

See "Add-Ons" to make a donation and receive your flag or set of flags, as well as instructions on how to see your flag flying at the summit!

Tribute Flags can be picked up from our offices at 59 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City during regular business hours - call to schedule your pickup. Flags may be claimed after the event as a keepsake; contact our offices to pick up after the event.

Flags may be hand-carried to the summit on the day of the event, or brought to Survivor Wellness in advance to be displayed on your behalf. Be sure to read the instructions on your email after making your donation, or contact us with questions.

Call 801-236-2294 or email

This event is open to all who wish to honor those affected by a cancer diagnosis - patients, caregivers, loved ones, friends, support staff (clinicians, doctors, social workers), and all who wish to support Survivor Wellness, a remarkable community resource center for the cancer survivor community.

The Mountain Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit, orange juice and coffee. No options will be available.

The Summit Lunch, a box lunch provided by Utah Food Services, include a turkey sandwich, chips, fruit, and dessert.

Gluten-free and Vegan lunch options will be available in limited quantities.

Please do not eat take box lunches into the Snowbird Summit Restaurant; however, you are encouraged to support Snowbird by purchasing a beverage or snacks there. No beverages will be provided at the summit.


WATCH the PBS Utah "Contact" segment with Executive Director, Dana Levy, which aired on June 5.

LISTEN to the UNSTOPPABLE SONGS playlist, curated by the cancer survivor community at Survivor Wellness for the hike to the summit!


A big "Thank you!" to our 2023 sponsors!

BECOME A SPONSOR! VIEW OUR SPONSORSHIP PACKET HERE, and reach out to discuss your contribution.