Waterville Valley and WMUR-TV Host Winter Rodeo

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 28 2004 - 05:11 PM

WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH – Waterville Valley, the “Altitude without the Attitude” mountain, and WMUR-TV are teaming up for the ninth annual Winter Rodeo, Saturday, January 8. The day of events, racing and auctions helps provide financial support for, and awareness of, the Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing Program.

The day gets started with racing on Tommy’s World Cup Trail at 10 a.m. Adaptive athletes will join forces with members of the Boston Bruins alumni featuring Bob Sweeney, Rick Middleton and WMUR television personalities Kris Neilson, Jamie Staton, Tom Griffith and Josh Judge. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the base lodge and is open to everyone.

Following the action on the slopes, the attention switches to the Ice Arena in Town Square. The Plymouth State University Alumni will take on the Boston Bruins Alumni. The hockey game begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the ice arena or at the Waterville Valley Adaptive Program office on the first floor of the base lodge.

A dinner and auction will be held at the Waterville Valley Conference Center beginning at 5 p.m. For more information about the dinner, or to make a reservation, please contact the Adaptive Program at (603)-236-8311 extension 3175.

Last year’s Winter Rodeo raised more than $70,000 for the Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing Program, allowing physically and mentally challenged children and adults to team up with extraordinary volunteers and learn to “fly.” At least that’s how the students describe the freedom of sliding down a snowy slope unencumbered by a wheelchair or braces.

The Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing Program is a non-profit division of the Waterville Valley Foundation. The Adaptive Skiing Program was founded in 1992 by Kathy Chandler, a PSIA-Certified Adaptive Examiner and former Ski School director. Today the program is guided by more than eighty dedicated and highly-trained volunteer instructors who teach lessons every day of the ski season. Last year, the Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing Program instructed more than 500 lessons.
For more information, please visit www.waterville.com, or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.