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National Ability Center to Host 14th Annual Red, White and Snow Event

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Popular 3-day culinary, wine and ski festival celebrates people of all abilities through adaptive recreational activities


PARK CITY, UTAH (Feb. 22, 2018) – The National Ability Center, a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, invites community members to attend the organization’s 14th annual Red, White and Snow premiere fundraising event from Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 in Park City, Utah. Sought out by food and wine enthusiasts from all over the country, this highly-recognized festival is comprised of four main events and provides guests the opportunity to connect with winemakers, vineyard owners and nationally renowned chefs.


“Red, White and Snow is an annual favorite of our community and hundreds of visitors,” said Gail Barille, CEO of the National Ability Center. “We are so grateful for the commitment of the countless volunteers, vintners, chefs, sponsors and supporters who make this event truly magnificent. While the food, wine and snow are all top notch, it is the mission of the NAC that always takes center stage. No other time in the year do we have the opportunity to share the impact of our programs directly from the voices of so many athletes, families and veterans. The timing of this year’s event, just six days before the opening of the Pyeong Chang Paralympic games and following an exciting 2018 Olympic Games, is perfect.”


Red, White and Snow will kick off opening activities at Uncorked presented by Adobe on Thursday, March 1 at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Beloved by new and returning attendees, this intimate evening gathering sets the tone for the weekend featuring tastings of over 30 vintners’ favorite wines and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by live music and entertainment.


Friday, March 2 begins with Wine on the Mountain, an exclusive slope-side tasting and lunch après ski party, at 12:30 p.m. at the AAA Five Diamond mountainside retreat St. Regis Deer Valley. Guests are encouraged to wear their best vintage ski gear while they enjoy the day’s activities including sipping the newest releases and classics from winemakers, tasting the delectable cuisine provided courtesy of St. Regis Deer Valley and a retro costume contest. A highlight of Red, White and Snow, Friday evening’s Vintner Dinners presented by Moguel Financial Group UBS will take place at private homes throughout Park City and surrounding areas. Guests enjoy exquisite meals with artful wine pairings in a luxurious, private environment. Throughout the evening, a National Ability Center participant or volunteer visits each dinner to share their personal experience about the positive impact the organization’s unique programs have had on their journey.


To conclude the 3-day event, actor and longtime advocate for the National Ability Center Scott Wolf will emcee the black-tie Gala Dinner and Auction, an evening immersed in culinary delights, decadent vintages and thrilling auction items, on Saturday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Montage Deer Valley. Seated at each table is a vintner or sommelier to share education and a superior selection of wines. Following the dinner and auction, the festivities continue with dancing, speciality cocktails and delicious desserts at the After Party at Montage Deer Valley’s Vista Lounge.


This year’s honorary partners are as follows:

  • 2018 Honorary Vintner: Kelham Vineyards and Hamilton Nicholensen
  • 2018 Honorary Chef: Executive Chef Seth Adams, Riverhorse on Main
  • 2018 Honorary Artist: Karl Soderlund


All funds donated are used for the continuation of existing offerings and the development of new possibilities and programs for individuals of all abilities and their families at the National Ability Center. The organization currently helps over 6,600 individuals annually through 37,000 experiences.


For information on Red, White and Snow, visit To learn more about the National Ability Center’s programs or to become a volunteer, visit




About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in Park City, Utah for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit

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