Winter Fun and a Chance to Contribute with Ski for Heat
Grab your alpine or tele skis, x-c skis, snowboard or snowshoes and do what you love to do on the snow while helping a good cause! Ski for Heat takes place on Sunday, January 31, at Wild Wings Ski Touring Center and Bromley Mountain, both in Peru. These fundraisers are open to folks of all ages and abilities. They are not timed events, so you take part at your own pace and can come and go as your schedule allows. Proceeds go to Ski for Heat, which provides heating fuel assistance to low-income households in our corner of Vermont. Thousands depend on fuel
assistance support in emergency situations.
Wild Wings owners Chuck and Tracy Black are again, as they have every year, opening their ski touring center to Ski for Heat participants. Skiers and snowshoers who bring in donations or pledges they have collected (or make a donation themselves) have access to the beautiful trails that wind through the woods, next to streams and through open fields. Trails are all one-way, which makes it quiet and orderly, and Chuck and Ian do an amazing job grooming. The warming hut has a toasty woodstove and big sunny windows, and Tracy has delicious homemade soups simmering through the day. No preregistration is required; you may simply go to the Ski for Heat table in the warming hut whenever you show up.
Bromley is offering a special all-day, all lift ticket for $40 to Ski for Heat participants and then donating half of that to Ski for Heat! Season pass holders can participate by making a $20 donation to Ski for Heat at Guest Services. Bromley will donate one lift ticket for every additional $100 raised, and the Wild Boar Tavern will have a special Bring on the Heat’ spicy chicken special that day, featuring six all-natural boneless chicken fingers, smothered in Chef Eileen’s handmade Bromley Bomb sauce, which contains ghost peppers, with a Scoville rating of 350,000 to 500,000! Think you can take the heat? Finish your order in five minutes and it’s on the house. Plus, Bromley will donate an additional $25 to Ski for Heat, and you’ll win a lift ticket! Participants need to register on skiforheat.org by Saturday, January 30, to receive the special ticket.
“I think everyone who lives in Vermont can understand the difficulties of staying warm through the winter, and our events bring much needed funds to programs that serve our area. People like the chance to feel like they can make a difference,” said Ski for Heat founder Martha Robertson. “And Ski for Heat provides fun and easy opportunities for them to do that.”
Ski for Heat is proud to have Clark’s Quality Foods in Londonderry as the title sponsor for all Ski for Heat events. Clark’s has supported Ski for Heat since its inception. The Manchester Lions Club is again the silver sponsor for the fundraisers. Bronze sponsors are Dao Dog Designs, Finn & Stone, Inc., and Price Chopper. A list of the many area businesses that are thoughtfully providing prizes to be awarded to top fundraisers can be found on the website. Ski for Heat appreciates all of the local support! Ski for Heat is a local nonprofit organization, managed and run solely by a small corps of volunteers, which raises money for heating fuel assistance for low-income families and individuals in the area. More information can be found at skiforheat.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.