Solitude will be holding its 2nd annual Ski-A-Thon on Saturday. It will involve a donation to the Paul Hill Adaptive Sports Association and then free skiing, races and entertainment.
The association is a non-profit group that directs its attentions to helping disabled persons in pursuit of outdoor recreation, such as, of course, skiing. It helps in the teaching of disabled skiers, in the purchase of special equipment - a sit ski, for example, costs $1,700 - and in providing the opportunity for other events, such as water skiing, wheelchair sports and community activities.For a $30 minimum pledge to the association, skiers will get a ski pass, entry in the Ski-A-Thon Race, which begins at 10 a.m., chances to win valuable door prizes and an invitation to socials where food, drink and entertainment will be provided. Prizes range from Solitude season passes to weekend ski vacations to skis.
Those involved in the Ski-A-Thon will get pledges and collect for time spent skiing. Stations on the mountain will officially mark cards every 15 minutes. Over the seven hours the lifts will be running, skiers will be able to claim a total of 28 marks.
The association provides assistance to skiers that are physically disabled, blind, deaf, autistic, emotionally disturbed or who have cerebral palsy.