How much does it cost to register?
There is no registration fee to participate in Ski for Heat.
(Check the listing on our website to see if there are trail fees for the ski area you plan to go to.)
Just how does it work?
Check back as the ski season draws nearer to see which nordic and alpine areas are participating and what incentives they are offering. Most of the nordic centers will be offering trail passes to participants who come in with pledges or make a direction donation to Ski for Heat themselves that day. Most alpine resorts will be offering a special discounted lift ticket, with proceeds going to Ski for Heat. This is not a timed event, and everyone is encouraged to take part in whatever level is comfortable for them!
If you have any questions, please be sure to contact Martha.
Who can participate in Ski for Heat–Vermont?
Anyone who wants to help a good cause (and have fun doing so!). We’ve had toddlers to octogenarians participate.
Can people ski or ride or ‘shoe at whatever participating area they want?
Yep! (Go to our Participating Areas page for a list of those areas taking part in Ski for Heat.
Where does the money raised go?
There are five Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in Vermont that provide services to all fourteen of counties in the state. Proceeds raised will go to the heating fuel assistance program at the CAA that serves the county that the ski area is in.
Is this event for expert skiers/riders/shoers only?
Absolutely not. We want everyone—whether he is first-timer or a retired pro—to have the opportunity to come out and make a difference. Each person participates at whatever level she is comfortable; this is not a competition or timed event.
Can people ski or ride at whatever area they want?
What time does the event take place?
Participants may start and end as their schedules allow and within the operating hours of the ski area.
What if I can’t make it to the event but I already paid a registration fee?
Your registration fee is non-refundable, but remember, it is a tax-deductible donation and will go to a good cause!
I want to support your cause. How can I contribute?
Your donation toward helping our neighbors stay warm this coming winter would be greatly appreciated, regardless of whether or not you participate in Ski for Heat on January 26, 2014. See our suggestions in the sidebar . . . or come up with your own FUNdraising idea!
Is there a rain date if the weather or conditions are bad?
No, there will not be a rain date. One of the beauties of being in Vermont is the capriciousness of the weather! If the day does not allow for whichever outdoor activity you were planning to participate, please know that your donation is still greatly appreciated, needed, and will go to the heating fuel assistance program. If you are unsure if a resort or ski center will be open, please check directly with that area.
Can I bring my dog with me?
We love dogs too, but most ski areas do not allow dogs*, so Fido needs to stay home while you are out skiing or riding or ’shoeing for heat. He’ll probably greet you with a wagging tail for a job well done! *You can contact the ski area you are interested directly to see what their policy is.
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered?
Feel free to ask it by contacting Martha Robertson or one of the other resources on our Contact page.