Connecting to nature on a SnowCat skiing adventure high atop the Monashees near Revelstoke is rewarding and exhilarating, but add in a bit of philanthropy and swooshing through thigh-deep powder takes on a whole new importance.

Over the first weekend of April, 35 skiers from across Canada converged at Mustang Powder for Power To Ski, three days of fun and philanthropy in the snow. The eighth annual event raised more than $10,000 to support Power To Be programs that provide inclusive adventures rooted in nature for people living with barriers.

“The funds we raise through Power To Ski are important to our core programs and this is an important opportunity to connect with our supporters from across the country,” said Power To Be Executive Director Tim Cormode. “And a big thank you to everyone at Mustang Powder. Every year, the staff and owners go above and beyond the call of duty to make it an amazing trip.”

“The powder is pretty sweet, the lodge is awesome and the food is extraordinary,” said Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns and four-time Power To Ski supporter. “Not only are we united with everyone on the trip, we are also united with the Mustang Powder staff who are supporting this cause.”

“With this being Power To Be’s 20th year it was extra special to be able to share the designs and plans for our new site at Prospect Lake as well as all the updates on our programs,” Tim said.

“Every single person is there for a reason other than selfless pursuit of powder,” Mandy added.  “There is the bigger picture. I don’t think we would do it if it weren’t supporting Power To Be.”