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Vertical Challenge Race Series

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Media Contact:
Lori Rowell, Director of Marketing
Pats Peak Ski Area
Henniker, NH 03242
(603) 428-3245, ext. 108
[email protected]

A day of racing, music, fun and giveaways.

Henniker, NH, January 16, 2024 – Pats Peak, in southern New Hampshire’s, announces its participation in the Vertical Challenge Race Series on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

The Vertical Challenge is a series of free casual ski and snowboard races held at various ski resorts throughout the northeast. Skiers and snowboarders are divided by gender and age to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in each category. All medal winners receive free lift tickets for the Finals held at Jay Peak Resort, VT for the chance to compete for the Gold.

In addition to the races, attendees enjoy a festival atmosphere, featuring fun snowy activities for all ages and special giveaways.

The race is free of charge and racers MUST purchase an All Mountain Lift Ticket ONLINE IN ADVANCE for Sunday, February 11, 2024 at patspeak.com or be a Pats Peak Season Pass Holder in order to do the Vertical Challenge. Registration is open from 7am to 11am. PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER ON-LINE UNTIL 5:00PM NIGHT BEFORE EVENT AT SKI-VC.COM, OR ON-SITE THAT MORNING. Registration is open from 7am to 11am. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for registration. It’s important to complete the pre-registration form online – The link to pre-register can be found here. The Vertical Challenge Racecourse is open from 10am-12pm with a Vertical Victory Party and Awards at 1:30pm.

“We’ve been proudly hosting the Vertical Challenge event for over 25 years, providing an exciting experience for racers and guests alike. The day is filled with special giveaways that add to the enjoyment. Individuals of various ages and skill levels in both skiing and snowboarding participate in the race. The event buzzes with excitement, featuring music, family-friendly activities, and more giveaways, creating a dynamic and thrilling atmosphere for everyone involved”, says Kris Blomback, Pats Peak General Manager.

More About the Vertical Challenge:
The Vertical Challenge adds a whole new level of excitement to your family’s day on the slopes – for free (just need to purchase online in advance a valid lift ticket or season pass to that resort). Skiers and snowboarders of every age and ability level participate in casual, though competitive, races down some of the northeast’s best mountains. In addition to the racing, everybody enjoys the festival atmosphere, as their friendly crew hosts fun, family-friendly activities to make your day at the Vertical Challenge the most fun you’ve ever had in the snow. For more information and the complete Vertical Challenge schedule, check out www.ski-vc.com.