Ski New Hampshire donates over $10,000 to Make-a-Wish foundation

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 28, 2009 10:01 am

The Make-A-Wish foundation is a great organization that works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases. Ski New Hampshire represents 36 ski resorts around the state, and four years ago, they adopted Make-A-Wish as their official charity. After the 2008-2009 ski season, Ski New Hampshire gave a check to the Make-A-Wish foundation in the amount of $10,125. Where did the money come from?

Ski New Hampshire offers a Snowports Passport for all 5th graders. It’s basically a book of lift ticket vouchers. The book consists of one, two, or three lift tickets or trail passes to each of the 36 member resorts of Ski New Hampshire, as well as savings on lift tickets and trail passes for parents and siblings, rental packages, lessons and more. To receive a 5th grade passport, families complete an application available on and forward it along with a copy of their fifth grader’s report card. The 5th grade book costs $20 (to support administrative costs), with $5 donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire.

Only 5 bucks from each booklet are donated to the foundation, and last season they made over 10 grand! That’s a lot of booklets sold!

Here’s what Julie Baron, Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire Chief Executive Officer had to say about it: “The support of organizations such as Ski NH and its member ski areas are vital in our efforts to bring smiles to as many children as possible.”