So, you can’t get enough of skiing and snowboarding? Put your endurance and snow stoke to the test in a ski/snowboard marathon during the first 24 Hours of Stratton in Vermont. From March 23-24, this 24-hour-straight shred sesh pushes the limits for skiers and riders of all levels, styles and ages. Ride to your heart’s desire from the peak of the morning through the night with the help of teammates in continuous laps on the slopes of Stratton Mountain.
Approximately 300 participants will attempt to conquer this insane event in order to raise money for the Stratton Foundation, a community organization based at Stratton Mountain Resort. With a team of 6-12, two teammates at a time will persevere through the long day and night ride until they get tired and can pass the racing bib to another teammate.
Director of Marketing and Sales at Stratton Mountain Resort, Michael Cobb, stated,“Skiers and riders will get to do something special and unique at the 24 Hours, and not only for fun but also to support our community. The event is raising money for the Stratton Foundation, a continuing champion of families and businesses in our area.”
As for the “off-duty” teammates and the spectators, awesome entertainment, music and more is scheduled to keep the crowd awake and alive in Stratton’s Base Lodge. Games such as the Hula Hoop Contest, Team Keg Toss and the Golden Watermelon Hunt will keep the stoke alive into the wee hours of the night. For those who want to kick back, the Movie Marathon will play a variety of cool flicks. From 4-11PM, Live music by Jeff Tuohy and Jam Stampede will go down on the Main Stage. To top off the spectacular night, a firework show will brighten up the night for everyone starting at 9PM.
To award the champion marathon ski/snowboard team that has endured the most vertical feet skied during the 24 Hours will be announced on Sunday. As for the philanthropic team that raised the most money, the grand prize of a heli-skiing trip for four at CMH in Canada, will also be awarded.
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