100,000 Vertical Challenge To Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 09 2010 - 02:19 PM

PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire — Are you capable of skiing or riding over 100,000 vertical feet in one day? If you are, the bar has been set again for a potential 40 participating skiers and riders who are up for the challenge that includes also raising associated pledge donations to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire.

Held the first Monday in March, last year’s “100K” day saw participants completing at least 48 runs via the famed Lynx Trail’s 2,100 plus vertical descent from summit to base. It is hoped that a maximum number of participants in this year’s event will help to raise donation amounts even greater than previous years. Since the first 100,000 vertical foot challenge took place in 2004, the annual event’s cumulative donation amount has exceeded $100,000 and has established Wildcat Mountain amongst the higher “Society of Strength” donors recognized by Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire and directly benefiting their endeavors. The annual event is unique to Wildcat Mountain 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 $65 ($35 for Wildcat Mountain season passholders) and includes lift access for the day, a ticket voucher valid for another day this season, exclusive lift-line privileges while completing the 48 runs (maximum 50 runs), light breakfast/lunch items, snacks, and refreshments during the event, and prizes awarded for the top fundraisers and participants during an awards pasta dinner held following the event. 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 of New Hampshire must be acquired and provided the morning of the event, Monday, March 1st. For more information and to register, visit skiwildcat.com/100Kday.html.

The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire (newhampshire.wish.org) is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It strives to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire is part of the nation’s largest and most recognized wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the United States and the world.

Wildcat Mountain is a year-round, family-owned business, located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, NH. It is home to the 75-year-old Wildcat Trail; New Hampshire’s most powerful quad summit chair lift; and is renowned for its proximity to Mt. Washington and long season. Wildcat Mountain is rated #1 Scenery and Top Ten in the East for Terrain, Challenge, Value, and Overall Satisfaction (SKI Magazine, Oct. 2009). For further information, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888- SKI WILD.