Bretton Woods Raises over $30,000 at Ski-a-Thon

All funds raised by the Ski-A-Thon event are used to provide for equipment purchases for year-round activities, for volunteer training and certification expenses and for adaptive program operating costs.

BRETTON WOODS, NH, March 6, 2009 – Bretton Woods Adaptive held its Second Annual Ski-A-Thon Blast on February 28th at New Hampshire’s Bretton Woods.  The Ski-A-Thon, the sole fundraiser of this organization, was deemed a total success by all involved, raising more than $30,000 to date, with more expected in the next few weeks.  Twenty-four teams of four skiers each turned out to support this year’s event, with many supporters cheering the skiers on throughout the day.  The spirit of the Ski-A-Thon event was evident in the enthusiasm of the participants, with many arriving in costume.  Local businesses and individuals generously donated their products and services to be prizes in support of this annual event.   The prize for “Best Costume” was awarded to the team named “Shagalicious,”   themed after the Austin Powers comedy films.   The “Most Runs” prize was awarded to the “Amuse Bouche” team who racked up 72 runs in three hours, an effort most worthy of a medal. The prize for “Most Funds Raised,” was awarded to the “Peter’s Pipers” team, captained by Bob Everett. 

Bretton Woods’ reliable team of groomers worked their award-winning magic, producing fast, packed-powder conditions to start the day, despite some rain the evening before the event.

Bretton Woods Adaptive is an organization dedicated to providing sports and recreation opportunities to persons with physical and developmental disabilities.  All funds raised by the Ski-A-Thon event are used to provide for equipment purchases for year-round activities, for volunteer training and certification expenses and for program operating costs.  Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are the winter sports offered, and the expanding summer activities served by the program include water skiing, kayaking, biking, hiking, golf and tennis.

 "Staffed by a team of over 70 well-trained and experienced volunteers, and led by dedicated Program Director, Sandy Olney, the commitment of Bretton Woods Adaptive to the disabled population goes beyond the slopes, rivers or hiking trails,” says Janice Lamm,  president of the board of directors for Bretton Woods Adaptive.  “Bretton Woods Adaptive, Mount Washington Resort and the athletes are ‘Partners in Possibilies,’” says Lamm, “bringing joy and the thrill of recreation to fruition”.

For more information regarding the Bretton Woods Adaptive program, volunteer opportunities or next year’s Ski-A-Thon, please contact Sandy Olney at 603.278.3398 or   Volunteer instructors and helpers are always needed and appreciated.

For more information about Bretton Woods ski area please call 603.278.3320; or for more information about Mount Washington Resort, please call 877.873.0626 or visit



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