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100K Vertical Foot Challenge

11th Annual 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge

Happened on Monday, March 10, 2014. Thanks again to all who donated and participated. Everyone who entered completed the 48 laps required for 100,000 vertical feet of skiing. 

Field to be limited to 40 participants and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This is a charity event that supports Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire and challenges skiers/riders to log a total of 48 runs (maximum 50) on the Lynx Trail to achieve 100,000 vertical feet over the course of the day, non-stop.

Competitors are required to raise a minimum of $250 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to help keep challengers going throughout the day.

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.

Event Rules and Regulations
This is not a race, it is a challenge. There is a 9-hour window, weather and conditions permitting, to complete the 100K, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless all participants still entered complete the 100K prior to 4:30 p.m..This equates to 11 minutes and 15 seconds per run. The lift can reach the summit in less than 7 minutes, which leaves almost 4.5 minutes to complete each run. This is plenty of time to ski down the mountain in a safe controlled manner, for the duration of the day, and reach the 100K mark. This is not an all day downhill type race and anyone deemed to be endangering themselves or others will be removed from the challenge at the discretion of our staff. Participants will be allowed to complete a maximum of 50 runs and will be required to stop for the day when that total is reached.

Open and print/download Rules & Regulations Form (this form alone does not qualify as registration and only pre- paid registrations can participate.)

Pre-Registration & Event Day Check-In
REGISTRATION IS FULL AND NO ADDITIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE. Registration Fee: $70 ($40 for Season Passholders)

REGISTRATION IS FULL AND NO ADDITIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE. Registration is limited to 40 spots, it is highly recommended that you register online or over the phone soon. To register online, please visit the Wildcat Mountain Online Store and choose the appropriate 100K Event product based on whether you are a non-passholder or have a Wildcat/Attitash season pass.

REGISTRATION IS FULL AND NO ADDITIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE. To register over the phone, please call 1 (603) 466-3326, and then ask to speak with guest services or dial extension 217. Indicate that you'd like to register for this year's 100,000 Vertical Foot Challenge. You'll want to indicate whether you are a season passholder or not and please be sure to provide your current contact information including: name, email address, phone number where you can be reached, and mailing address.

To register in person, please stop by the guest service/tickets desk at Wildcat during regular hours of operation.
Please know that it is the responsibility of every participant to pre-register for the event and that the event registration can be full and sell-out prior to the event. For all pre-registered participants, all donations ($250 minimum) and the liability release form need to be fulfilled and submitted on the morning of the event date of March 10, 2014.

Open and print/download Registration and Release Form

Helmets are required for this event. If you do not have one, Wildcat will make every effort to provide you with one, but if none are available you cannot participate.

Lift Privileges
Entering the 100K Vertical Foot Challenge will provide you with a lift ticket for the day as well as a pass to the front of the line when you reach the bottom. This will help participants maximize their time spent on the hill going for the 100K.

**UPDATE** Very important, this year, due to the natural, ungroomed conditions of the Lynx Lair and Upper Lynx, and difficulties we've had to make snow on this section which is required for us to groom it, we have adjusted the route of this year's event. This year, as you get off the Wildcat Express Summit Quad, you will go right down Upper Catapult and cut over to Middle and Lower Lynx. Please note, for the first initial part of Upper Catapult until the point where other general public skiers and riders have the option to continue straight to Upper Wildcat, you will not be on a closed course, so I ask you to please ski/ride under caution for that initial section until you are able to access the gated section of Upper Catapult that will restrict access only to 100K participants. Also, when cutting over to Middle and Lower Lynx, please note that you will want to slow down considerably to negotiate the turn and variable terrain change there.

Follow the Code
You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Skier Responsibility Code. Challengers deemed to be skiing in a reckless manner will be removed from the challenge.

We are all set for volunteers at this time and do not need additional help staffing this event.

The top prizes will be awarded to the challengers who raise the most money for Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire.

  • Online fundraising with ability to accept credit card donations: We are again working with Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire to provide you an easier online means to collect donations from family, friends, co-workers, etc. Once we have your paid registration, you can sign-up directly through Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire to set up an online fundraising page and account. Click here to learn how.
  • Accepting cash or check donations: If participants have pledge sponsors that wish to donate with cash or check, please use the printable Pledge Form to help organize and collect funds. Click here to open the form and print.

Please note, all donations will need to have been submitted, collected, and presented on the morning of the event to be considered for top donation prize winners. Of course, additional donations received after the event day will be welcomed by Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire. Also please read the rules and regulations for every skier or rider who is participating.

Dinner and Awards
After the Challenge is over, all participants and volunteers are invited to the awards party dinner. There will be a pasta dinner, cash bar and prizes. We already have some great prizes for top fundraisers from sponsors Bern, Fischer Skis, and Patagonia Boston and are working on many more.