The 2019 Power Thru the Powder Weekend will have encouraging moments for you and your family that will last a lifetime. No matter who is the participant, the whole family can be there on and off the slopes to be part of the weekend experience. Spaces are limited, register today!

All sessions for participation are currently sold out.  If you would like to submit a registration we will add you to our email list for next year's Power Thru the Powder.
Our preferred session for participation is::

Saturday, February 2nd - AM Session (Sold Out)
Saturday, February 2nd - PM Session (Sold Out)
Sunday, February 3rd - AM Session (Sold Out)
Sunday, February 3rd - PM Session (Sold Out)
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What did last year's event mean for your family?

I could never get on a mountain and teach my son to ski–not just because of my lack of skiing skill, but because Vincent requires the attention of more than one trained adaptive coach to learn new skills. To see him meet new people, follow directions, and try a new activity SO out of his comfort zone was a reminder to me that Vincent is capable of more than my family and I have expected of him in the past. The event also introduced my family to other families of children with special needs in a very positive way, which I think strengthened the bond my family has with Vincent.

What was your most memorable moment?

My most memorable moment was watching Vincent clamber back up to the conveyor belt after having a challenging first-run, to try again. While I was expecting Vincent to tear up and give up, instead he surprised us all with his determination to keep at it. He was grinning and high-fived me, and turned right back around to give it another go. He trusted his adaptive coaches, who knew just how to react whenever Vincent expressed apprehension or became shy or frustrated, and I think that made all the difference.

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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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 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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You must possess your own health insurance.

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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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Absolutely yes. Knowing how to ski or anything about skiing is not a requirement to volunteering. We will need many volunteers over the course of the weekend. Please see our FAQ on:

There many responsibilities included but are not limited to –

  • Parking Assistance
  • Registration and Information Table Activities
  • Family Supporter
  • Food and Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Entertainment Management
  • Media Liasion
  • Photography and Videography
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Bobby Nims | Bobby.Nims@dollargiving.org | 860.966.0361

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

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

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We appreciate your committment to volunteer at this non-profit event. In addition to the appropriate clothing, we want you to bring enthusiasm and excitement.

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Please wear appropriate clothing reflecting you might be spending time outside.

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Please arrive by 8:00 am if you’re volunteering for the morning shift and 12:00 pm if you’re volunteering for the afternoon shift.

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No, you are not required to make a financial donation.

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There will be brief informational phone calls leading up to the event that will serve as volunteer orientation. We will also communicate relevant updates to you.

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January 15th 2019

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Yes. Volunteers will be inside and outside. Our volunteer coordinator will work closely with you and all volunteers lead up to and on the weekend of the event.

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Yes. Our event committee will work closely with Ski Sundown to ensure accessibility and accommodations.

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Get involved in helping us fundraise and connect with sponsors.

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An incredibly inspiring weekend with at approximately 10-15 families that we will be supporting for each session.

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Minimum age is 16 years old. Under 18 years of age requires parental consent.

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We absolutely welcome your support. This will be the first time for many experiencing Power Thru the Powder Weekend!

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No supervision can be provided to children unfortunately.

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All volunteers will receive a discount lift ticket for $30 if interested in hitting the slopes before or after their shift.

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Yes. We are happy to provide you an official letter | document upon request.

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Yes. We shall keep you in our distribution list and inform on our upcoming events. You may also go to www.dollargiving.org to stay connected.

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No. Please spread the word encouraging friends and family. Sign up deadline through the website is January 15th.

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There many responsibilities included but are not limited to –

  • Parking Assistance
  • Registration and Information Table Activities
  • Family Supporter
  • Food and Beverages
  • Participant Activities
  • Entertainment Management
  • Media Liasion
  • Photography and Videography
Category: Volunteer