Ski a private mountain, help Foodlink

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This year’s Forks & Skis offers the opportunity to ski Hunt Hollow, a private mountain, and support Foodlink at the same time!

Asher Flaum of Flaum Management, a Forks & Skis Committee member, and Mark Dwyer, Foodlink’s Communications Manager, discussed the event Tuesday during News 8 at Noon.

Forks & Skis will be held at Hunt Hollow on Friday, March 1 beginning at Noon. “We’re moving the event back to Hunt Hollow where it all began, about 10 years ago actually,” said Flaum. “We’re seven years with Foodlink. We had a couple other charities for the first few years. Bristol Mountain has been a great partner for us we were able to really expand the event over the last six years or so. Now we’re taking it back to our roots at Hunt Hollow which is a private ski mountain. So it’s going to give our guests and attendees a nice opportunity to ski Hunt Hollow, maybe for the first time. If you’ve never been there before it’s a really unique mountain that we have here in the region and we’ll have it almost pretty much to ourselves.”

As you might imagine, there will be food, drink, and skiing. “You’ll pull right into Hunt Hollow,” Flaum explained. “We’re going to have lunch ready. It’s a festive atmosphere in the lodge. It’s a beautiful mountain lodge. We’ll have the fireplace going, so you can check-in, have some lunch – a light lunch – and then just get out there on the mountain. So it’s going to be probably about three hours of skiing. We’re going to include some timed gate skiing if you want to go through the course, try your skills and compete for time. We’re going to have a Dash for Stash we’re calling it this year so winners are going to get some pretty cool prizes that sponsors are providing. So you can ski through the gates, or you can free ski with your friends. The whole mountain’s going to be open, so it’s just a really great opportunity. Then we’re going to finish up with a fun Apre Ski Party with live music from the Bromigos. Beer and wine is going to be donated so it’s going to be really a great day up until then we break up around 6:30-7 o’clock.”

Dwyer said Forks & Skis is a win-win for Foodlink. “It’s a unique, fun event. You spend the day at the mountain and contribute to Foodlink at the same time. Obviously, hunger being top of mind for this event, and people addressing hunger in different ways. And that’s obviously still a severe problem in the Rochester area where there’s 150,000 people, 50,000 children, who aren’t always sure where they’ll get their next meal so it’s a very important event to help address this need.”

Dwyer said Delta Airlines has stepped up as the lead sponsor for Forks & Skis, along with longtime sponsors Key Bank and Harris. To get your lift ticket for Forks & Skis, visit the Foodlink website at

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