Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Power Thru The Powder with Dollar Giving. We have an action packed weekend with a variety of activities and needs supporting all our operations including the 50+ families that will be onsite with us at Ski Sundown. It is only through people like you who make this weekend possible. There are many opportunities to get involved! Sign up today and a member of our Volunteer Committee will reach out to you.

  • Participant Reception
  • Registration & Information
  • Family Supporter
  • Food & Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Media Liaison
  • Photography & Videography



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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.

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A weekend filled with inspiration on and off the slopes networking families to one another as well as recognize and connect with 20+ nonprofit organizations in the community.

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Ski Sundown | 126 Ratlum Road | New Hartford, CT 06057

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Saturday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 3rd

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Money donated will go directly to cover the expenses of the families to provide them this life changing experience. Additional funds will go to nonprofit organizations in the community including STRIDE and Dollar Giving.

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Bobby Nims | Bobby.Nims@dollargiving.org | 860.966.0361

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Yes and is expanding every year!

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Volunteers must be 16 years or older. (Under 18 requires parental consent). No minimum or maximum age for participants.

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Up to two (2) lift tickets for participants and family members accompanying them on the slope are offered at no charge. Lift ticket prices purchased or needed outside the program can be found at the Ski Sundown ticket office or online at skisundown.com.

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Directions can be found below.

126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057

 

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All parking including handicap parking is adjacent to the base of the mountain within close proximity and accessibility of the main lodge and equipment lodge.

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Parking is Free.

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There is a limited number of participant spots for Power Thru The Powder weekend.

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There are few local bed and breakfast offering accommodations and are located within 10-20 minutes of Ski Sundown.  The Simsbury Inn in Simsbury, Residence Inn by Marriott and Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon are about 30 minutes drive from Ski Sundown.

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In the event of cancellation you will be notified. Because conditions and weather can change quickly in New England, please check into this website for updates.

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Please make note when signing up if you have any food allergies.

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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.

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Please contact the Event Committee immediately by emailing Bobby.Nims@dollargiving.org | Joulia.Shuk@dollargiving.org.

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In addition to the appropriate clothing, we want you to bring enthusiasm and excitement. We will have volunteers that will take care of your personal belongings when you’re on the slopes and away from the lodge.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hand Protection. Insulated, wind resistant gloves or mittens are best. Knit gloves or mittens are not a good choice for skiing or snowboarding.
  4. 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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Yes, there will be ample parking for participants.

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Adaptive skiing lessons are only available to members of the disabled community.  Others may get involved by volunteering in event planning or by helping us fundraise in order to bring as many families as possible.

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Eligibility for participation is determined by STRIDE and Ski Sundown. Age is not a prohibiting factor.

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You must possess your own health insurance.

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Family members will receive Free lift tickets. (Up to 2)

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Yes, all personal data submitted and shared through this platform is secure.  Dollar Giving servers are secured by GeoTrust™ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption certificates. We use industry leading SHA-256 with RSA encryption when transferring payment information between web browsers, Stripe (our credit card processor) and your bank as well as information submitted through web forms.  Additionally, all health information of participants subsequently exchanged with Ski Sundown and Stride is also done so securely.

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Unfortunately, rides are not provided at this time.

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Yes. Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be served to all participants, volunteers and families throughout Power Thru The Powder weekend. Ski Sundown cafeteria will also be open.

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Morning sessions by 8:15 am and Afternoon sessions by 12:15 pm.

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