LAKE PLACED, NEW YORK (AP) – Andrew Weibrecht has been retiring from the US alpine skiing team for three years now, but the mountains are always a sign.
Thus, the two-time Winter Olympic medalist came skiing again for a unique fundraising event. She skis all 46 of the Adirondack Mountains tops for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Northeast New York.
The Albany-based organization was forced to cancel a fundraising ski event in 2020 due to a coronavirus epidemic. When that happened again this year, Weibrecht moved forward with his own Do-It-Yourself, Skiing COVID-19 Edition.
“It was unfortunate that our best intentions came out because of COVID-19,” said Weibrecht, who won Olympic bronze and silver at the 2010-2014 Super Games. Any event, it seemed like an opportunity to ski ելու to combine my love of Make-A-Wish with the needs of the outdoors. ”
The Weybrecht Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa at Lake Placid has launched its Ski-For-Wishes fundraiser in 2019.
The digital effort was launched a month ago on Weibrecht’s Facebook և Instagram, pages, և its longtime partner Head և Stio has promised financial support.
“What started as a concept that was going through my head gained momentum when I introduced it to Stio և Head,” Weibrecht said in a statement. “Exciting is possible when things come together like this, the partners you have a history with jump on the ship, put their resources into making it a reality.”
Weibrecht has reached the top 21 so far and intends to complete his search in about a year. He says he is looking forward to longer days, more stable weather, to pull hard until all the snow has melted.
“Skiing at Adirondacks is a special kind of experience,” Weibrecht said. “As with anything, you have to respect your boundaries and understand when the mountains say ‘no.’
“Given the current snow conditions, the depth of the higher altitudes, I see no reason not to leave in May. I hope to cover about half of the peaks this season and the rest this winter. “We will raise money throughout the process to make a positive impact on the Make-A-Wish Foundation և all the great work they do to make their dreams come true.”
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