Individuals and families are invited to enjoy a day of skiing and snowshoeing at Rikert Nordic Center or skiing and snowboarding at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl to benefit HOPE Sunday, February 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m.
HOPE has been Addison County’s anti-poverty agency since 1965. HOPE poverty relief services include the emergency food shelf, shelter with rent and mortgage payments, assistance with utilities, health needs and a variety of other services including Retro Works and the Gleaning program.
How to Participate
Prior to the event, individuals are asked to raise money to support the many programs HOPE offers using either a pledge form or directing potential donors to the HOPE website where safe and secure donations can be made.
Individuals raising the most money will be eligible for special prizes. All participants are eligible for raffle items and prizes including new Fischer alpine and nordic skis, a night at Trapp Family Lodge, six day passes to Okemo ,tickets at Bolton Valley, Stowe, Killington, Catamount Family Cross Country Ski Center, Craftsbury Outdoor Center and many other great Vermont ski resorts. Pledges must be received on or before Sunday, February 24 to be eligible for prizes. The first 100 registrants will receive a Burton beanie. Awards ceremony at Rikert Nordic Center at 2 PM with chili, prizes and entertainment by Middlebury College’s own a cappella group Stuck in the Middle.
Check-in will take place at both the Rikert Nordic Center and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl from 10-12. Please bring your pledge form including the registration fee ($20/individual & $40/family) and collected monies to registration between 10 and 12 or mail ahead of time to HOPE co/Kathy Mackey PO Box 725 Middlebury, VT 05753 or via hope-vt.org. Money mailed to Kathy must be received prior to February 19.