Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day A Huge Success

$4,285 Raised For Local & National Causes

Pinkham Notch, NH—Held on Saturday, March 10th, the second-annual Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day was an event which celebrated active lives, and promoted the spirit of giving. Participants made a donation to the charity of their choice, and then enjoyed a day of Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on our scenic trail system. Our old-fashioned tubing hill was a big hit for all ages, and a catered lunch was served in our cozy base lodge. For those participants who donated $50 or more, we thanked them with an exciting ride on the Mt. Washington SnowCoach.

The inaugural Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day, held in March 2017, raised over $2,500 for 17 local and national charities. This year’s event built on that success, raising $4,285 for 34 great causes, including:

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation

ALS Association of Northern NE

Family Resource Center at Gorham

Starting Point NH

PugHearts of Houston

The Angels Community Outreach

Manchester NH VA Hospital

March of Dimes

Angels and Elves

Gibson Center

VNA Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County

Leo’s Recovery Fund

Bartlett Historical Society

Coos Cycling Club

Tin Mountain Conservation Center

St. Judes Children’s Hospital

North Conway Public Library

Arts Council of Tamworth

Community Legal Aid


American Cancer Society

Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association

Society for Protection of NH Forests

Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club

Feeding America

Tewksbury Historical Society

NH Civil Liberties Union

Green Mountain Club

White Mountain Waldorf School

North Conway Humane Society

Jackson Biathlon

Cocheco Humane Society

Cultural Survival

Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity

A special “thank you” goes out to several organizations that attended the event and set up displays to educate participants on their involvement with local communities. Those included the Bartlett Historical Society, Mt. Washington Valley Trails Association, Arts Council of Tamworth, Mt. Washington Valley Bicycling Club, and the North Conway Public Library.

The whole staff at Great Glen Trails is also proud to have raised $625 for local Olympic athlete Sean Doherty. Sean is a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team, and recently competed in his second winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea. When he’s not traveling the globe on the World Cup tour, Sean makes his home in Center Conway, New Hampshire. He grew up skiing and competing at Great Glen Trails, and it’s our honor to support him on many levels. The $625 that was raised during Winter Charity Day came from the sale of raffle tickets for a quilt that was made by his grandmother, Winnie O’Shaughnessy and family friend Laura Brockett. The lucky winner was Donna Jenkins.

The Great Glen Trails Winter Charity Day will continue to be an ongoing part of the philanthropic activities hosted by the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. The companies’ events have a long history of raising funds for local charities and non-profit organizations, foremost among them being the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb which has raised over $1,100,000 for the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, and the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race which has raised over $100,000 for Coos County Family Health Services.

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