- Participant Reception
- Registration & Information
- Family Supporter
- Food & Beverages
- Participant Activities
- Media Liaison
- Photography & Videography
2018 Volunteer Memory
It was a great joy to volunteer and be able to provide this opportunity to some of the kids I work with and to see their smiles at being able to experience something new. Seeing the families of those kids enjoy their children’s happiness and being so proud of how wonderful they did were the most memorable moments. This event is so important raising awareness and providing opportunities in a way that is sensitive and accommodating to their disabilities is a critical part of being inclusive. It was such a special weekend to volunteer. – Alana
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Hosted by Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Connecticut in partnership with STRIDE and Dollar Giving, the Power Thru the Powder Weekend on February 2nd and February 3rd is one of the largest adaptive skiing and snowboarding events for people with different abilities and disabilities in the Northeast.
Each participant can bring up to 2 family members onto the slopes. Family members will be able to receive a lift pass free of charge but are responsible for bringing or renting their own ski equipment. Participants can bring as many friends and family members they can to cheer them on from the mountain base. Only skiers and snowboarders with lift tickets and equipment will be allowed on the chairlift and up the mountain.
- Dress in layers. Your first layer should be wicking material. Wool or sport performance materials work best. Your second layer should be wool or poly-fleece. Your outer layer or layers should include insulation, wind resistance and water resistance.
- Socks are important. Choose socks made for skiing or snowboarding for the most comfort. Your second best choice is any smooth wool sock. Avoid cotton socks.
- Hand Protection. Insulated, wind resistant gloves or mittens are best. Knit gloves or mittens are not a good choice for skiing or snowboarding.
- Helmets. Helmets are REQUIRED for all Ski Sundown Adaptive Program participants and are part of free of charge equipment rental during Power Thru The Powder weekend.
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