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AbilityPLUS Adaptive Sports SPRINGFEST (Ski-A-Thon)

Join us on Saturday, March 11 for SPRINGFEST, AbilityPlus Adaptive Sports’ biggest fundraiser of the year here in the Mount Washington Valley! This all-day event at Wildcat Mountain in Jackson, New Hampshire includes a Ski/Ride-A-Thon, an Après Ski Party with a buffet, silent auction, raffle,  and prizes, all to benefit AbilityPlus Adaptive Sports and the community it serves.

abilityplusHere’s how the Ski/Ride-A-Thon at SPRINGFEST works:

1. Register for the event. The registration cost for non-season pass holders is $75 and includes a lift ticket, entrance to the Après Ski Party, a registration bag, a t-shirt, and a raffle ticket. For Attitash/Wildcat Season Pass holders, the registration cost is $35 and includes the same benefits as a non-season pass holder registration.

For those that want to register as a team, the fee is $250 for a team of four people. For those who want to only attend the Après Ski Party, entrance is $20 per person.

2. Start your own FirstGiving Fundraising Page and begin accepting donations! There are fantastic prizes for individual fundraisers, with prizes starting at $250. For more information,
visit https://www.firstgiving.com/abilityplus/spring-fest.

3. Attend the Ski-Bid-Party! Check in at 8:30am on March 11th at the Jackson Room located on the top floor of the Wildcat Base Lodge. Enjoy skiing and other festivities, including making bids in the silent auction until 2:45pm.

Food will be served at 3pm in the Jackson Room on the top floor. The menu consists of:

  • Maple Chipotle Chicken Wings
  • American Chop Suey,
  • Braised Meatballs with Sauce
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Garden Salad with Blueberry Mead Viaigrette
  • Sausage with Peppers, Onions, and Potatoes
  • Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
  • Chili with Shredded Cheddar
  • Potatoes AU Gratin

For more information about SPRINGFEST, call 603-374-2688  or visit the AbilityPLUS website at www.abilityplus.org.


About AbilityPLUS

AbilityPLUS serves a diverse population of individuals, from people with severe physical disabilities to people with autism, across the spectrum. AbilityPLUS and each of their affiliate programs are open to everyone. They teach and work with people regardless of their age, disability or financial constraints.

Since their founding in 1997, programs have grown from working with a handful of families and individuals to providing thousands of program lessons to hundreds of families and individuals each year. They have adaptive ski programs that operate out of Mount Snow, Vermont and in Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire with partnership and affiliate programs throughout New England.

The AbilityPLUS Mission

To offer increased access to athletic and recreational opportunities for persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that will create freedom, promote independence, support inclusion and help those individuals and their families discover their full social, mental and athletic potential.



AbilityPLUS Mount Washington Valley Ski/Ride A-Thon and Apres Party Saturday, March 19, 2016!

Join AbilityPlus for a day of family fun at their SKI-A-THON
at Wildcat Mountain on  Saturday March 19th.

This is the primary annual fundraiser for AbilityPLUS programs in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire. The full day event includes the Ski/Ride-A-Thon, family friendly après party with silent auction, games, crafts, prizes, raffle, food and drink, featuring our potato bar, a favorite among everyone!

$75 for an Individual
$250 for a team of 4
$35 for Attitash/Wildcat season pass holders

Entry includes: lift ticket, T-shirt, apes ski party w/ food & beverages, raffle tickets, access to silent auction, entertainment adaptive equipment and coaches/guides available upon request

Check in at 9:30 – Apres ski party starting at 3:00

Register at http://www.abilityplus.org

Online fundraising is vital to this fundraiser, so please consider creating a fundraising page at FIRSTGIVING or making a donation to one of that pages already created.

Prizes will be awarded to those that raise $250, $500, and every $500 increment after that!

The top fundraiser gets to pick their prize, FIRST TRACKS with the Wildcat MG or a SNOWCAT RIDE!!

Don’t forget to wear a fun costume! Anyone that dresses up gets a free raffle ticket.

Call AbilityPLUS at MWV at 603-374-2688

Founded in 1997, AbilityPLUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of program participants, their families, friends and a community of volunteers who together provide life changing, year ’round adaptive sports and recreation for people with any type of disability. 

Winterfest with AbilityPLUS!

Wow- we are already into February! The good news is the groundhog says we have at least six more weeks of winter, and with this week’s snow-storms as a preview, I’m betting he’s conservative with his estimate!

February also means AbilityPLUS at Mount Snow is busy getting the word out about our Winterfest fundraiser at Mount Snow, set for Saturday, March 1. This year we join Mount Snow’s Mardi Gras celebration, with our Ski/Ride-Til-You-Drop-A-Thon, plenty of beads, and a prize wheel to benefit AbilityPLUS, courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

Following the Ski/Ride-A-Thon, join us for our Mardi Gras themed après party, with expanded buffet, raffle, and live and silent auctions, at The Lodge at Mount Snow. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to catch up with friends while helping us go beyond our $30,000 fundraising goal.

Ask friends and family to sponsor you for the day, or by the number of runs you complete, in support of AbilityPLUS adaptive sports and recreation programs at Mount Snow.

We’re also asking for help acquiring items for the live and silent auctions, along with some great prizes for our raffles. Big-ticket items such as vacations, airline tickets, hotel stays, electronics, and ski/snowboard equipment are particularly important, but we need items that run the gamut. We’ll be creating gift baskets for both our raffle and silent auction. No donated item is too great or too small!

AbilityPLUS program fees cover only about 1/10 of the actual cost of providing our programs. We rely on the generosity of individual donors, sponsors, and of course our volunteers, to fulfill our mission. Thanks to your ongoing support, no one is ever turned away from an AbilityPLUS program for lack of ability to pay. Winterfest at Mount Snow is the largest fundraising event we hold each ski season. Please join us!






Linda Walsh

AbilityPLUS at Mount Snow

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Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Donate And Help Raise Funds for Local & Regional Organizations


Jen’s Friends President Corinne Reidy accepts a $1,700 donation from Attitash Race and Events Manager Corey Madden
Jen’s Friends President Corinne Reidy accepts a $1,700 donation from Attitash Race and Events Manager Corey Madden

Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain believe that giving to the community is an essential part of its success and supports hundreds of organizations and events each year. Asked frequently to support charities of all types, Attitash and Wildcat Mountain annually support the local community and region by providing charitable contributions. Annually, they review hundreds of requests and donate accordingly with emphasis on local education and public health organizations. This past season, over $40,000 in lift ticket and season pass products alone were donated to help with those charitable fundraising efforts.

In addition to annual donations, other opportunities to help raise funds include events on and off the snow. On the snow, one example is the Attitash U Go Girl race series that helped raise $1,700 to benefit local organization Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation that provides supplemental financial assistance and other resources to cancer patients and their families in the Mount Washington Valley. Also notable this past season, Wildcat Mountain hosted its annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge and participants of that were able to collectively raise over $133,000 in pledge donations to set a new event record high donation

AbilityPLUS Inc. Program Director Liz Stokinger accepts a $2,295 donation from Attitash and Wildcat Mountain Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle.
AbilityPLUS Inc. Program Director Liz Stokinger accepts a $2,295 donation from Attitash and Wildcat Mountain Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle.

amount for Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire.

Off the snow, Attitash and Wildcat hold an annual season passholder party at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel where attendees can enjoy complimentary food, beverages, raffle door prizes, DJ & dancing. While having fun and socializing is the primary objective to attend, one of the highlights of the annual season passholder parties has been both the silent and live auctions to benefit local organizations. This past winter, specific items and services from both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain were designated to benefit AbilityPLUS Inc. adaptive ski program, Bartlett Recreation Department, or the Berlin Recreation Department. Some of the items included vintage trail signs, large trail maps, season passes, photos, and custom-made ski furniture donated by SkiChair.com. This year’s event saw Attitash and Wildcat season passholders raise a combined total of $7,722 to benefit the three organizations.