vertical challenge,
experience
the rush!

A safe, rewarding, and fun winter event for the whole family at some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast.

vertical challenge,
experience
the rush!

A safe, rewarding, and fun winter event for the whole family at some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast.

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We can’t wait to see you again!

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happy to meet you!

A perfect day on the mountain for competitors and families.

The Vertical Challenge is a series of free, casual ski and snowboard races held at the best ski resorts throughout the Northeast each winter season.

In addition to the races, attendees enjoy a festival atmosphere, featuring fun snowy activities for all ages and special giveaways.

Our secret ingredient? Our crew has as much fun at the events as you do. We make it a priority to create an environment where EVERY participant and family member is welcomed, accepted, and supported.

View VC 2023 Schedule

View VC 2023 Schedule

“We are dedicated to making a difference in children’s lives by creating a positive environment and outstanding event experience in which organizers can serve as mentors to participants and their families.”

Heather Clifford, owner of Vertical Challenge

Sponsors: An Integral Part of Our Team

The Vertical Challenge offers marketers multiple ways to reach our sponsor-loyal audience composed of close-knit, adventurous families with desirable income demographics. Our friendly crew members form lasting bonds with our attendees and serve as standout brand ambassadors for our partners.

These sponsors make the Vertical Challenge possible. Thank you!

Testimonials

Stories from Our Beloved Community

“I wanted to say thank you for putting on such a great family-friendly race series. Including the finals, our family has made fiveraces this year.”

Chris MapeL
Participant

Testimonials

Stories from Our Beloved Community

“You guys all did amazing job at Jay Peak Finals. My boys had a great time and were very sad when it was time to come home.”

SCOTT DEVANEY
Participant

Testimonials

Stories from Our Beloved Community

“Silence. I am sure this is as close to flying one can get. This is my happy place, the place where I feel strong, free, and content..”

CHRISTIAN Y
Participant

charities

Proud partners
of make-a-wish

At every event, we raffle off prizes donated by our sponsors. 100% of the proceeds raised (along with any other sponsor contributions) goes to the local Make-A-Wish Chapter of our host mountain.

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THE VC BLOG

VC announces FULL schedule, Revamped website

VC announces FULL schedule, Revamped website

Today, the Vertical Challenge released its 2023 schedule. The family ski and snowboard tour will visit its largest number of resorts in five years this season. In addition, the VC will showcase the schedule and much more on a revamped ski-vc.com website. “We’re so...

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Linda Fontaine: A VC Crew Legend

Linda Fontaine: A VC Crew Legend

As many of you know, we have introduced a series this summer called “Meet the Crew Monday” for everyone to get to know our crew members on a more personal level. As the summer comes to a close, we wanted to highlight a very special woman who has dedicated many years...

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The Difference A Name Makes

The Difference A Name Makes

Note: This post contains mentions of mental health and suicide. If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, a mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress, you can reach free, live support by calling or texting 988...

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win a ski trip!

We want to award you a free trip to ski and snowboard at Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch Resort. The prize includes hotel accommodations, lift tickets, equipment rental, and more!

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with us

If you have questions about the Vertical Challenge, how to become a sponsor, or any other comments regarding our 2023 events, please fill out the form. A member of our staff will happily get back to you right away.

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