by | November 17 2022

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 website.

“We’re so excited to reconnect with racers at some of our favorite resorts, including a few we haven’t gotten to visit in recent years” said Vertical Challenge owner Heather Clifford. “Plus, we’re looking forward to bringing VC fun to some new mountains that have never hosted one of our events.”

The Vertical Challenge Presented by Chevrolet is a series of casual ski and snowboard races open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, accompanied by a festival experience. The tour offers adaptive categories and also looks to engage its participants in raising funds for the state chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the areas it visits. The VC stages one-day events at mountains throughout greater New England.

The season opens Sunday, January 8 in Maine, traveling to Saddleback for the first time since 2009.

New resorts added this season include BigRock Mountain in Maine (January 15), Swain Resort in New York (February 19), and Connecticut’s Ski Sundown (February 26). The tour will stop in six total states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont in addition to those noted above) in 2023. Clifford and company will also offer a virtual reality experience with their new Oculus Quest 2 headsets, product samples, and prizes at the VC booth (H30) this weekend (November 18-20) during the Snowbound Expo at the Hynes Center in Boston.

The Vertical Challenge races are free for participants, with costs paid by tour sponsors, including Olivia’s Organics, Stonyfield, Dermatone, PepsiCo, ALOHA, Northeast Delta Dental, Xfinity, and presenting sponsor Chevrolet. All entrants need to do is purchase a lift ticket from the host mountain and complete a registration form, which can be done in advance at The VC will once again work with NASTAR for racer registration and results. The top three finishers in each category qualify for the finals, which Jay Peak Resort will host Saturday, April 1, 2023.

More information about the Vertical Challenge (a WBENC-certified woman-owned business) is available at the tour’s official website at Digital transformation agency UO Solutions created its new look, including updates to information pages, the VC’s blog, and extensive insights for potential sponsors.

2023 Vertical Challenge Schedule

Saddleback, ME Sunday, January 8, 2023

Lost Valley, ME Saturday, January 14, 2023

BigRock Mountain, ME Sunday, January 15, 2023

Nashoba Valley, MA Saturday, January 21, 2023

Cranmore Mountain Resort, NH Sunday, January 22, 2023

Ski Butternut, MA Saturday, January 28, 2023

Jiminy Peak, MA Sunday, January 29, 2023

Catamount, NY Saturday, February 4, 2023

Berkshire East, MA Sunday, February 5, 2023

McIntyre Ski Area, NH Saturday, February 11, 2023

Pats Peak, NH Sunday, February 12, 2023

Snow Ridge, NY Saturday, February 18, 2023

Swain Resort, NY Sunday, February 19, 2023

Mount Southington, CT Saturday February 25, 2023

Ski Sundown, CT Sunday, February 26, 2023

Burke Mountain, VT Friday, March 3, 2023

Smugglers’ Notch, VT Saturday, March 4, 2023

Saskadena Six, VT Sunday, March 5, 2023

Bolton Valley, VT Monday, March 6, 2023

Pico Mountain, VT Saturday, March 11, 2023

Bromley Mountain, VT Sunday, March 12, 2023

King Pine, NH Saturday, March 18, 2023

Jay Peak, VT-Finals Saturday, April 1, 2023

We will announce when registration for the finals is open!

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