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Dylan Allwine
21
Jul
2020

Help For A Friend Of The VC

A friend of the Vertical Challenge, Dylan Allwine, needs our help right now. This beautiful soul recently had a diving accident which has left him with some fractured vertebrae. After a successful surgery at Mass General, Dyl is now in a rehabilitation program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. His recovery is showing promise. He has begun...
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11
May
2020

Vertical Challenge Survey!

We’d love for you to take our survey! When we do a survey, we try to make it fun, like the Vertical Challenge is supposed to be. The census, this is not. So make sure you read all the car choices. Would you recommend the VC to a friend OR an enemy? Wait, don’t answer...
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Frank Tansey in training
01
Apr
2020

VC Founder Tansey Set For Record Attempt

April 1, 2020   The Vertical Challenge announced today that tour founder Frank Tansey will try to set a new world record for ski jumping distance next month. Tansey will attempt the feat to raise awareness of the Cynthia’s Challenge charity. “I’ve always been a lot better ski jumper than people realize,” said the grizzled...
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Jay Peak slope
14
Mar
2020

No Finals Until 2021

The Finals Cancelled We waited as long as we could to do so, but we have had to cancel the VC Finals scheduled for Jay Peak Resort on March 28. The entire resort will be closed due to concerns over the coronavirus. Jay’s president/GM, Steve Wright, wrote a letter explaining why and you can read...
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09
Mar
2020

Cynthia’s Challenge: One Of The Best Days of the Year

This weekend, the Vertical Challenge teams up for our biggest fundraiser of the year: Cynthia’s Challenge.  Its purpose is to help families dealing with the often overwhelming issues associated with raising a child suffering from a severe disability. We love how this event brings people together and includes the element of “kids helping kids” that...
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27
Feb
2020

A Mooving Moniker

Those of you who have attended Vertical Challenge events over the last month, or who have followed us on Facebook, have no doubt noticed a big new addition we’ve made. Our friends at Stonyfield, in addition to sending out samples of their delicious organic yogurt products, have brought with them an inflatable cow. She instantly...
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Dad and son excited to be racing at the VC
23
Jan
2020

Vertical Challenge To Visit Smuggler’s Notch Sunday

Press Release SKI/SNOWBOARD TOUR RETURNS TO SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH For Immediate Release Thursday, January 23, 2020   SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH, VT – January 23, 2020 – Vermont families who ski and snowboard will have an opportunity to compete together as the Vertical Challenge Presented by Chevrolet visits Smugglers’ Notch Sunday. The VC is a series of free...
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VC racers take off at Nashoba
02
Jan
2020

The Vertical Challenge Official Tour Announcement

Press Release SKI/SNOWBOARD TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE & SCORING For Immediate Release Thursday, January 2, 2020 ALTON BAY, NH – January 2, 2020 – The Vertical Challenge Presented by Chevrolet tour today announced its season schedule of family ski and snowboard races along with a new scoring system designed to provide racers with new opportunities. The...
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VC participants give to Make-A-Wish
24
Dec
2019

The Vertical Challenge and Make-A-Wish

The Vertical Challenge has always hoped to have a positive impact on the young racers who participate on tour. That impulse stemmed from founder Frank Tansey’s desire to pay forward the guidance he had received from caring adults when he was a young person finding his way. Winter fitness, the fun of competition, and quality...
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Kid Slides Past Gatorade
12
Nov
2019

Shredding At The VC This Season

We’re excited to announce the VC has partnered with SHRED DOG. What do they do? Well, they create what their customers tell them is the best kids snow gear on the planet – more waterproof, more breathable, and with more performance features for kids than other brands. SHRED DOG features clothing and accessories designed specifically...
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