The benefit theme this year is based on Mardi Gras, Vermont-style. It will be a hot party on a cold night, featuring the flavors of Carnival, the music, the food, and the fun. There’ll be great food and drink, live music, and live and silent auctions. Auction items this year will include getaways to the Rhode Island and Jersey shores, and to Cape Cod. For those wanting more challenge, there is a week at Tom Anderson’s surfing camp, a guided snowshoe tour or an opportunity to ski or ride with MSA’s highly touted coaches. Those who would rather watch the action, can bid on tickets for professional football and baseball games, or indulge with gift certificates to dine at local restaurants, enjoy massages or salon services, or collect art by regional artists including Ann Coleman, Johnny Swing, Janet Taylor, Lynn Pratt, Nancy Noel or Jeanne Joudry. There’ll be lots more choices, and a few surprises.
So, mark the calendar now. Saturday, March 1, 7 pm, at the Mount Snow Ski Club. $75 per person. The public is warmly invited to join the party. To reserve tickets call (802) 464-1100, ext. 4521, or go to the Mount Snow Academy website at mountsnowacademy.org.