Fundraising Events to Benefit AbilityPLUS Inc. & Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampsh

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 21 2012 - 12:25 PM

Skiing & Riding For a Cause Scheduled For Saturday, March 3 & Monday, March 12

Pinkham Notch, NH – 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 Washington Valley’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 .

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 of New Hampshire level set at $500,000. 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 $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 of New Hampshire must be acquired and provided the morning of the event, Monday, March 12. For more information and to register, visit .


Wildcat Mountain, a year-round destination located 100% within the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, 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; longest novice trail in the state at just under 3 miles; and proximity to Mt. Washington that contributes up to 200 inches of snow and a long winter/spring season annually. Wildcat Mountain has consistently been rated #1 Scenery and Top Ten in the East for Snow, Terrain Challenge, and Value by readers of SKI Magazine. For further information, please visit or call 1-888-SKI WILD .