Snowmobile Hill Climb Challenge at Pats Peak March 31st

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 19 2012 - 09:59 AM

Hill Climb Race, Vintage Oval Race, Drag Race, Vintage Snowmobile Show and more

Henniker, NH, March 12, 2012 – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier snowsports destination, is hosting the fourth annual New Hampshire Snowmobile Hill Climb Challenge in conjunction with the Weare Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club on Saturday, March 31, 2012. This year’s event will feature four events including the Hill Climb Race, Vintage Oval Race, Drag Race and the Vintage Snowmobile Show.

Pats Peak Ski Area has plenty of snow on the trails thanks to the efforts of the Pats Peak Snowmaking and Grooming Teams. Racers will also have to purchase an event ticket of $12. Race Registration is open from 5:30am to 9am.

The Hill Climb Race is a timed race to the top on the FIS Race Trail. The Vintage, Fan Cooled and Minis/120cc Race will start at 8am. The rest of the classes will start the Hill Climb Race at 10:30am. Entry fees to the Hill Climb are $20 per class if pre-registered and pre-paid or $25 per class on the day of event.

The Vintage Oval Race, presented by The Northwood Crank Puller’s Snowmobile Club, will take place on the Bluster and Gusty slopes. This event is a fundraiser for their club. Many classes are available. Entry Fees for the Vintage Oval Race are $35 per sled if pre-registered and $45 per sled on the day of event. You may enter the same sled in additional classes for an additional fee. To pre-register for the Vintage Oval Race, go to .

The Drag Race, presented by North East Grass Drags, will take place on the Squall Line trail. Drag Racing will be on a groomed 660 foot track and be side by side. Drag Racing will start at 1pm. Entry fee to the Drag Race is $20 for the first class and $15 for each additional class. Registration for the Drag Race will be on-site at the event.

The Vintage Snowmobile Show will feature some of the best restored sleds around. Free Demo Snowmobile Rides on the manufactures newest sleds from Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo and Polaris will also be available. Local Dealers will be selling clothing and accessories.

Spectator Admission to this event is only $12 per person and children 6 & under is free. The Vortex Chairlift will be open for Chairlift Rides to the top of the Hill Climb course starting at 9am for $10 per person. Spectators will be able to purchase a Combo Ticket for a Spectator & Chairlift Ride for just $20 per person (save $2). Spectator Gate opens at 7am.

The Main Cafeteria and Sled Pub will be open for service. There will be a Beer Garden trackside during the race. No coolers, no backpacks and no pets are allowed to the event. Following the race in the Main Lodge, there will be Awards Ceremony.

The NH Hill Climb Challenge event is a family event. For more details, check out the Weare Winter Wanderers event website at .

The Weare Winter Wanderers Snowmobile club is a non-profit club dedicated to the sport of snowmobiling. The club was established in 1970 and continues to have some of the original members involved even to this day. Safety and the proper use of snowmobiles in encouraged. They also work with local landowners, business owners, as well as town, state, and federal government officials to maintain the existing trails and develop new ones when an opportunity presents itself. Profits generated from the NH Hill Climb Challenge directly benefit their trail system through maintenance on the trails and existing equipment. In addition to this, the Weare Winter Wanderers will donate a portion of the profits of this event to a Club Member in need.