“Red White & Snow” hosts Aratas Wine for a Mountaintop Gala to benefit the National Ability Center

“RED, WHITE & SNOW” GALA and Grand Auction benefit to support the National Ability Center (NAC) and our #adaptivenation celebrated on the snow March 1-4th 2018 at the Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah.

This spectacular winter event welcomed vintner Aratas Wine and included a winter wonderland of great food and wine followed by a riveting live auction. The grand event was hosted by Actor Comedian Scott Wolf, Auctioneer John Curley and the emotional and moving inspiration of NAC member former Ski Racer Jamie Crane-Mauzy.

Utah’s top chefs and the nation’s finest vintners including Stephanie Douglas of Aratas Wine, Napa Valley came together with former Olympians and Para-Olympians for an incredible weekend on the mountain to raise funds for adaptive, recreational programs for individuals of all abilities. The generous contributions of vintners and chefs donors and bidders made this event possible while helping individuals of all abilities discover rehabilitation possibilities and develop new skills provided by the National Ability Center (NAC).

Four days of prestigious culinary events included “Wine on the Mountain” an 80’s retro party and  mountaintop luncheon followed by private wine dinners at spectacular private homes around the mountain. It culminated with the black tie Gala Dinner & Auction; an evening of culinary delights, decadent vintages and thrilling auction items and of course, extraordinary wines. www.redwhiteandsnow.org

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. As a global leader, the NAC provides more than a dozen adaptive recreational programs specifically designed for participants with varied limitations and supported within a nationally-recognized and fully-accessible facility.

Founded in 1985, The National Ability Center is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that has united around a collective vision to inspire individual achievement and create a global impact for people of all abilities. A fundamental aspiration of the National Ability Center. They provide high-quality, inclusive programs including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horseback riding, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and challenge course activities to families and individuals of all abilities and backgrounds, including those in need.

“Given this is an Olympic year, this event was truly one of the most personally rewarding charitable experiences we’ve taken part of as a sponsoring vintner. The tireless effort, support and transformation the NAC gives to those whom have been crushed by injury not only changes the lives of those with injury and limited mobility but also profoundly impacts the families that share their lives. It was an incredible weekend”  Stephanie Douglas