Kicking off the weekend is the Junior Castlerock Extreme on Saturday, February 2nd. The unconventional terrain competition pits grommets against each other to see whose skills master the mountain.
Taking place on the fabled terrain of Castlerock competitors are judged on difficulty and execution of the line skied, airs, fluidity, and quality of turns. Event winner qualify to compete in the upcoming Castlerock Extreme, a stop on the Ski The East Freeride Tour, to be held at Sugarbush on March 9, 2013.
Sunday February 3rd brings an entirely different set of competitors to the mountain as backcountry skiers tackle the Randonee Race. The event is co-hosted by Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort and is a United States Ski Mountaineering Association sanctioned race. The race is a benefit for the Green Mountain Club, an organization which maintains the Long Trail.
Racers will climb from the base of Mad River Glen before topping out at General Stark Mountain and making their way onto the Long Trail. From the Long Trail the race continues to Mt. Ellen where racers descend before hiking through the Slide Brook basin to Lincoln Peak. Once at Lincoln Peak racers will make a final descent to the finish line.
“We’re expecting a big crowd for both of the events this weekend,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. “The fabled terrain on Castlerock and the uniqueness of having three mountains of skiing so close make the Mad River Valley the perfect place for these events.”
For registration information for the Junior Castlerock Extreme and the Randonee Race visit Sugarbush.com or contact Patrick Brown at email@example.com
ABOUT SUGARBUSH RESORT: With 2600′ of vertical, 111 trails, and 20 wooded areas on the trail maps, Sugarbush Resort’s two mountains of Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen offer a true alpine experience for all levels of winter adventurers. Sugarbush was rated by OnTheSnow.com as having the “Best Terrain in the Northeast” and as “Best Overall Resort in the Northeast” (2012), Ski Magazine said Sugarbush is “Vermont skiing at its best.” (2011) and Outside Magazine called the area the “Best Ski Town in the East” (2010). For a complete list of season pass options, or for more information on Sugarbush, please visit www.sugarbush.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/Sugarbush.VT.