The Silent Auction being held at the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Celebration of Winter Cocktail Party on Saturday, November 9 is being powered by Handbid, an automated mobile auction solution. No more paper bid sheets!  Handbid allows you to enter and manage bids online or from your mobile device.

Whether you’ll be attending the event on November 9 or just want to bid remotely, you will need to register for a Handbid account.

Getting Started:

  1. Sign Up for an account at Handbid’s website. This is the URL for you auction:
    • Be sure to provide your cell phone number if you have an iPhone or Android device. The system will then send you two text messages.  The first message will be a link to download the app and the second text will provide you with an auto login link to log you into the application.
  2. Download the free HandBid app on the device you will be using to bid from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (Android Market).
    • If you provided an iPhone or Android device when you created your account, you will receive a text message that will link you directly to the app to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
    • Don’t have a smartphone, don’t worry!  You can bid online at or by using an iPad at the event.
  3. LOGIN to the Handbid app on your mobile device.
    • You can login using your 4 digit pin and cellular phone number or just click on the text link that was sent to you when you signed up for an account.
    • Once you are logged in, select the Celebration of Winter Silent Auction from the list of Auctions
  4. BID on auction items!
    •   Browse auction items, monitor My Bids to see what you are winning/losing and bid right from your own phone or online!


  • Proxy bidding allows you to enter a maximum bid you are willing to pay for an item. The system will automatically bid, based on the bid increment, up to your max bid amount.
  • Monitor your winning and losing bids and view your active proxy bids from the My Bids tab.
  • You can bid from anywhere at anytime. You can place a bid on your mobile device, on an iPad at the event using your 4 digit pin or online at
  • Your PIN number (four digit code) is what identifies you as a bidder.  Use this PIN to bid on the iPad at the event or to login to your account on your mobile device.