12 hours of Snowbird: Ski all night for charity

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 19, 2010 10:45 am

12 Hours of Snowbird

February 18 – 19, 2011
(weather date, February 19 – 20)

Afore Race Party 4-7 p.m., Forklift Restaurant
Race 7 p.m. (Feb 18) – 7 a.m. (Feb 19)

$275 per person, minimum, to register for the ski/snowboard challenge ($250 goes to the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center). Since the $250 is a donation to the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, donation receipts will be mailed out. Individuals can also donate to competitors after they have registered. Prizes will be awarded for most money raised in addition to most vertical feet skied or ridden.

If you are interested in attending the 12 Hours of Snowbird party only, the cost is $25. This includes food provided by Utah Food Services, beverages provided by Uinta and Pepsi and live music with DJ Knuckles.

This is the first ever 12 Hours of Snowbird event, benefiting the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center. Entrants will begin skiing/riding at 7 p.m. on February 18th and end at 7 a.m. on February 19th. The 18th is a full moon. Runs will be announced a few days before the race and will depend on conditions.

We will be accepting 20 individual participants and 40 teams of two. Teams can ski/ride together or take turns. Headlamps will be required as well as helmets and transceivers. We will be utilizing a system called flaik™. It is a sophisticated tracking device that records skiers & riders positions on the mountain in real time and their personal performance statistics such as: vertical feet, top speed, miles skied, average speed, runs skied and lifts taken.

Once the event is underway, the flaik™ system generates various event leader boards such as individual and team vertical, individual and team top speed, checkpoints completed, individual and team hike times and individual and team horizontal (distance). The leader boards are constantly updating on set intervals throughout the duration of the event.

Creekside restrooms will be open and there will be port-a-potties at the base of the Peruvian lift. Water and fruit will be available. Participants will be responsible for their own support and food.

Awards will be presented to the individual and the team with the most vertical feet. There will be a light breakfast for participants in the Rendezvous Restaurant, Level 2, Snowbird Center at 7 a.m. Awards will be announced there.