Wildcat Mountain’s 3nd Annual 100K Day Challenge is Monday, Mar. 6

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 02 2006 - 10:31 AM

PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire ??” The six minute ride aboard the Wildcat Express high-speed quad which gives access to Wildcat’s 2,112 ft. vertical creates the opportunity for a unique challenge. On Monday, March 6, 2006, skiers and riders will converge at Wildcat Mountain to take part in a unique event??”Wildcat’s 3rd Annual 100K Day. This day-long event is a test to see who’s tough enough to tackle 100,000 vertical feet in one day of skiing or riding??”48 runs down the Lynx trail, 2,112 feet of vertical per run, all in one day. And it’s all for a great cause. The 100K Day is a fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation?В®, an organization which “grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

From 7:30am to 4:30pm, registered skiers and riders will have the chance to knock off 100K of vertical in a single day via the Wildcat Express, New Hampshire’s fastest high-speed detachable quad chairlift. From there, contestants will head down the Lynx, which will be their own personal playground for the day. Last year 21 out of 24 participants met the 100K challenge. Manfred Raschke of Newburyport, MA, took first place by raising the most money for Make-a-Wish ($1,500), and went home with a brand new pair of Rossignol skis.

The registration fee is $60, or $30 for Wildcat Season Pass Holders. The field is limited to 40 contestants, and each participant must raise a minimum of $250 in pledges for the benefit of Make-a-Wish Foundation paid before event day, March 6th. Helmets are required for the event, but all ages and abilities are welcome to come up to Wildcat and see if they have what it takes to ski 100,000 feet of vertical in a single day. Rules and registration information and photos from last year’s event can be found on-line at www.skiwildcat.com/100KDay.html or by calling 1-888-SKI WILD.

The event will be followed by an Awards Banquet and Dinner in Wildcat’s Pub. Top prizes will be awarded to the top fund-raisers for Make-A-Wish?В®.

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities. For more information, please visit www.wish.org.

Wildcat Mountain is a year-round, family-owned business, located on 100% National Forest land in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest in Pinkham Notch, NH. Wildcat is renowned for a long Spring skiing and riding season, typically open through April. Wildcat Mountain was rated #1 for scenery in the East, and top 10 for snow, terrain, challenge, and value SKI Magazine (Oct. 2005).

For further information and to register, please visit www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888- SKI WILD.