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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.

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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.

 

Wildcat Mountain To Be Last Ski Area Open in New Hampshire For Eighth Season In A Row

Wildcat Mountain looks to uphold its reputation as New Hampshire’s spring ski area when it will reopen this Saturday, April 26 and operate for the weekend, weather and conditions permitting. Late season discount tickets for this weekend will be just $29 for all ages and/or youth age 6-18 “pay their age” when accompanied by a paid adult, one youth per adult. Reopening for the weekend, Wildcat Mountain will once again be the last ski area in New Hampshire to be offering lift-serviced skiing, the state’s official sport, for an eighth season in a row.

“There is still snow and fun to be had, and our groomers will work their hardest to revitalize spring conditions and top-to-bottom skiing and riding this weekend on the remaining trails and terrain open,” said Wildcat/Attitash Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “Yes, it’s spring, we’re not 100% open, but it’s likely going to be better than what most will be offering come opening day next fall…why wait?”

Wildcat Mountain began operating daily for the 2013/14 season back on November 23, 2013 and did not set a firm closing date for the season, instead wanting to continue its tradition of staying open as long as weather, conditions, and business levels allow. At this time, though it will close again Monday, April 28 through Friday, May, 2, Wildcat Mountain is considering the possibility of reopening again Saturday, May 3. Up-to-date information including a snow report, ticket rates, and 2014/15 season passes on sale now and valid at all three New Hampshire Peak Resorts ski areas including Wildcat Mountain, nearby Attitash Mountain Resort and Crotched Mountain, is available at http://www.skiwildcat.com.

Wildcat Mountain is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The original Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this season from the time it was first cut in the summer of 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually and has consistently been rated #1 scenery and top ten in the East for snow, terrain variety, and value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Receive Just Under A Foot And A Half Of New Snow This Week.

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Great Conditions And Recent Storm Keep Visits Up Through The Week.

Seventeen inches, just under a foot and a half of new snow, has fallen this week at both Attitash and Wildcat. Downloadable photos and video shot today at Attitash Mountain are provided via the following links:

Downloadable Raw Video B-Roll: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p115dqfpo5vd8e4/Jan%203%20Pow%20Day%20B-Roll.mpeg

Downloadable Hi-Res Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5cbms3cd01xcpyw/tZkCTONhlv 

Conditions continue to improve daily and Attitash Mountain Resort currently has 49 trails open across both Attitash and Bear Peak mountains with powder and packed powder surfaces. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, Attitash hosts the 5th Annual Attitash GS Race, open to the public to participate in. For entertainment this weekend, Attitash hosts the Ross Livermore Band in Ptarmigan’s along with a 98.5 Sports Hub radio promotion. Al Shafner plays this week’s acoustic Den Session at Bear Peak.

And only 20 minutes away higher up in Pinkham Notch, Wildcat Mountain has 32 trails open for the coming weekend with powder and packed powder surface conditions. For entertainment, Wildcat hosts a Radio 92.9 WBOS radio promotion Saturday afternoon in the Wildcat Pub and on Sunday, January 5, Wildcat hosts its Blues & Brunch featuring live blues music and a great brunch buffet in the Wildcat Pub. Wildcat and Attitash also offer a Sunday Afternoon lift ticket for just $30.

With the additional new snow today at Attitash and Wildcat coupled with the storm effecting schools and work in Boston for both Thursday and today, Friday, we have seen a greater number of skier visits yesterday, today, and I anticipate we’ll have a strong weekend. It seems some of our guests and season passholders extended their holiday vacation and never left or others managed to head back up yesterday and this morning to start a long weekend because school, work and other commitments were cancelled where they live.

For the recent Christmas holiday period of December 25 to January 1 at Attitash Mountain Resort, it saw two days of skier visit numbers, Saturday, December 28 and Monday, December 30, exceeding the busiest of days during last year’s holiday period. The Monday, December 30 was a record breaking number of skier visits for Attitash during a Christmas holiday week in recent history. This contributed to Attitash being both up for visits and revenue for this year’s holiday period over last year.

For Wildcat Mountain, it was down for the week and I contribute that to having a lower percentage of trails and terrain open for the start of the holiday week as compared to many competing ski areas nearby for most of the week until Monday’s 11″ of new snow allowed Wildcat to increase its trails open count. Even with that, the week finished down at Wildcat as compared to last season. There have been some challenges to snowmaking this season at Wildcat Mountain and General Manager Brian Heon addressed recent wins and losses operationally when a new “Notes From The Summit GM Blog” was posted to help share insightful, operational information with Wildcat customers and season passholders. Fortunately, with all lift tickets, discount cards, and season passes valid for use at both Wildcat and Attitash, only 20 minutes nearby to each other, a significant amount of variety and value remains for the visiting skier and rider even when one of the ski areas may be challenged a bit operationally due to weather or conditions.

Thank you, cheers, and happy new year to you! – Thomas

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Attitash Mountain Resort, located in the Mount Washington Valley, has previously been ranked amongst the East’s top ten ski resorts for grooming, weather, accessibility, and off-hill activities by readers of SKI Magazine. Offering two distinct mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, and one of New England’s more advanced snow making systems, Attitash is known for its signature terrain parks, free learning area, ski school and children’s programs, open-glade terrain, après entertainment, family value, the year-round mountain coaster attraction, and quality slopeside accommodations featuring the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel. For further information, please visit attitash.com or call 1-800-223 SNOW.

Wildcat Mountain is home to New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift and is renowned for its high summit elevation over 4,000 feet and greater than 2,100 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The original Wildcat Trail celebrates 80 years this season from the time it was first cut in the summer of 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Wildcat’s elevation and proximity to Mt. Washington contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually and has consistently been rated #1 scenery and top ten in the East for snow, terrain variety, and value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

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Contact for further information or photo requests.

Thomas Prindle | Director of Marketing | Attitash Mountain Resort | Wildcat Mountain

603-374-2605 | email: tprindle@ | attitash.com | skiwildcat.com