The Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports 5th annual ski-a-thon and dress like a pirate day is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Don your best pirate ensemble. Enjoy private-line privileges to the White Peak Quad while you burn your way to 30,000 vertical feet or more. It’s not a race, but organizers will keep track of participants’ runs for bragging rights, and there just might be some cool swag involved, too.
Want to join the fun? Simply donate or raise $100 ($150 if you need a lift ticket for the day). Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports (WVAS) students only need to raise $40.
Donation jars will also be set-up around the mountain. Make a donation of any amount and you will receive a pirate bandana and eye patch!
Create your fund raising page at First Giving.
Event day registration is from 8-9 a.m. in the WVAS office located in Waterville Valley’s base lodge. Participants will be able to leave their gear in the third floor lounge and enjoy snacks and coffee while they wait to begin the day.
Event skiing/riding begins at 9:30 a.m. on the White Peak Quad and runs until 2 p.m.
The ski-a-thon apres party HAS A NEW LOCATION and time! Head to the WVAS office at the base of the mountain from 2-5 p.m. This is a BYOB event! There will be Mexican food from La Hacienda along with a silent auction. Auction items include a High Country chair and a pair of Adirondack ski chairs, available for viewing in the main lodge. Other auction items include a snowcat ride with Waterville Valley Resort president, Tim Smith, courtside tickets to a Celtics game, along with valet parking and clubhouse privileges.
This year’s event is dedicated to Nancy Waddell who passed away in December. For over a decade, Nancy was the heart and brightest light of the Adaptive program. WVAS is forever indebted to her for enriching the lives of everyone she touched.
All funds raised by the ski-a-thon and apres party will be used to purchase specialized adaptive equipment, host disabled veterans and their families, sponsor families of autistic children, and provide ski lessons and equipment to over a thousand athletes with cognitive and physical challenges.