Are you capable of skiing and riding all day? If so, skiers and riders might consider participating in two scheduled events whose challenge also include raising associated pledge donations to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire and AbilityPLUS Inc.
Mount WashingtonValley’s AbilityPLUS Inc. will host their Ski-A-Thon fundraiser event at Wildcat Mountain on Saturday, March 3. This event will allow skiers and riders to simply access the entire mountain as they would normally and keep track of their runs. The AbilityPLUS Inc. Ski-A-Thon is open to all levels of skiers and riders interested in participating. An entry fee of $70 ($35 for season passholders) or $250 for a team of four will include the day’s lift ticket, gift bag, and awards party with appetizers and additional prize raffles. For more information and to register, visit abilityplus.org.
The annual Wildcat Mountain 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge event scheduled for Monday, March 12 will challenge participants to complete at least 48 runs in a single day via the famed Lynx Trail’s vertical descent from summit to base. In addition to the personal challenge, the maximum number of 40 participants will individually raise a minimum donation amount with top fundraisers being awarded prizes. As a result of previous event’s participants fundraising efforts, Wildcat Mountain was most recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire among its “Chris Greicius – Society of Strength” donor level noting that the event’s annual cumulative giving has surpassed $100,000. Now in its ninth year, the event has actually risen over $200,000 total and continues toward the next recognized Make-A-Wish Foundation ofNew Hampshire level set at $500,000. The annual event is unique toWildcatMountain coupling the accessibility and speed of the Wildcat Express high-speed, summit lift and the ski area’s greater than 2,100 vertical foot drop.
Registration for the event is only $70 ($40 for season passholders) and includes lift access for the day, a ticket voucher valid for another day of skiing/riding this season and participant gift bag, exclusive lift-line privileges while completing the 48 runs (maximum 50 runs) on the intermediate level Lynx trail which will be closed to the public, light breakfast/lunch items, snacks, and refreshments provided during the event, and dinner and awards for top fundraisers as well as bib-raffle prizes for participants. All ages and disciplines are welcome to participate, but a limit of 40 participants and a minimum $250 in pledge donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation ofNew Hampshire must be acquired and provided the morning of the event, Monday, March 12. For more information and to register, visit skiwildcat.com/100Kday.html.