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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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You Could Win A Season Pass – Take Our VC Survey

You Could Win A Season Pass – Take Our VC Survey

For the second consecutive year, everyone who takes The Vertical Challenge’s annual participant survey will get a chance to win a season pass from one of our host mountains near them! And we have an ADDED BONUS this year – our fabulous partners...

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Vacation with the Vertical Challenge

Vacation with the Vertical Challenge

As alluded to in our last blog post, the Vertical Challenge has something brewing for the offseason. Traditionally, the VC solely hosts ski and board winter races, but this off-season you will not have to be deprived of the contagious Vertical Challenge energy! In...

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Great Things Happened At The 2022 Finals

Great Things Happened At The 2022 Finals

If you were able to tag along this year, you already know the Vertical Challenge Finals was a great representation of the year. Unpredictable, yet enjoyable! If you couldn’t attend Finals this year, mark your calendars for next year, April 1st, and keep reading for a...

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Cardboard and the VC Finals

Cardboard and the VC Finals

You read the title of this post and thought, “What does cardboard have to do with the Vertical Challenge Finals?” Well, it turns out the last VC event before the Finals was . . . a cardboard sled race. When weather forced us to cancel ski and snowboard racing...

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Coming Up: The VC Finals!

Coming Up: The VC Finals!

We’re more than two thirds through the Vertical Challenge season, which means you’re officially allowed to start thinking about the Finals! OK, it’s not technically an official policy – you’re actually allowed to think about that glorious day any time. It turns out...

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Vertical Challenge Season-Starter Press Release

Vertical Challenge Season-Starter Press Release

Press Release VC announces FULL schedule, newly Certified By WBENC For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 29, 2021 The Vertical Challenge Ski and Snowboard Tour today announced its 2022 schedule, welcoming a return to a full slate of events for the upcoming season....

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The VC Survey: A Win-Win

The VC Survey: A Win-Win

This year our Vertical Challenge has a special incentive for our survey takers. You’ll have a chance to win a Season Pass from a resort near you! Everyone who takes our survey can be entered to win one. How it works Just take our audience survey (fewer than...

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Congratulations to Everyone!

Congratulations to Everyone!

Like we said in the title of this post, congratulations to all of you! We just concluded a fun season with a marvelous finals. If you remember, and we’re sure you do, at this time last year we weren’t sure it could be done. So first, congratulations to all our racers....

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Announcement Regarding The 2021 VC Finals

Announcement Regarding The 2021 VC Finals

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Finals at Jay Peak on Saturday, April 10. The 2021 Vertical Challenge Finals is open to anyone who participated in any VC event this season, as well as those who qualified for the 2020 finals. You may have noticed...

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Vertical Challenge Ski & Snowboard Tour Returns Sunday

Vertical Challenge Ski & Snowboard Tour Returns Sunday

Press Release SKI/SNOWBOARD TOUR RETURNS SUNDAY AT PATS PEAK For Immediate Release Tuesday, February 2, 2021 ALTON BAY, NH – February 2, 2021 – The Vertical Challenge Presented by Chevrolet tour will begin its 30th season Sunday at Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, New...

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The VC Is Ready To Race In 2021!

The VC Is Ready To Race In 2021!

We’re gearing up for the 2021 Vertical Challenge season! This will be a season like never before, but we’re committed to making it as fun (and safe) as we possibly can. With that in mind, we’ve put together some information to help you get a feel for how we’ll do...

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First Six Events for 2021 Announced

First Six Events for 2021 Announced

The Vertical Challenge is excited to announce our first event dates for 2021! Here’s the “Super Six!” Saturday, January 23, 2021 – Jiminy Peak, MA Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Pats Peak, NH Saturday, February 20, 2021 – Lost Valley, ME Saturday, March 6, 2021 –...

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The Vertical Challenge Delivers For Partners

The Vertical Challenge Delivers For Partners

Most of you know the Vertical Challenge doesn’t charge racers any money to participate in our racing or festival events. You probably also realize we can do that through the support of partners – brands who think the values of the VC audience line up with their own....

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Help For A Friend Of The VC

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...

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Vertical Challenge Survey!

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...

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No Finals Until 2021

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...

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

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...

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A Mooving Moniker

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...

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Vertical Challenge To Visit Smuggler’s Notch Sunday

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...

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The Vertical Challenge Official Tour Announcement

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...

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The Vertical Challenge and Make-A-Wish

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...

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Shredding At The VC This Season

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....

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A New Opportunity For VC Racers To Achieve

A New Opportunity For VC Racers To Achieve

The Vertical Challenge is about giving skiers of all ages and ability levels the opportunity to enjoy ski and snowboard racing, even if they’ve never done it before. One thing we’ve noticed over the years is that when families come to a VC event once, they enjoy it...

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Lessons From 28 Years Of Keeping Sponsors Happy

Lessons From 28 Years Of Keeping Sponsors Happy

When you’re a family ski and snowboard tour that relies on sponsors to fund your efforts, your success depends on your ability to help our sponsors achieve their goals. We’d like to share a few observations from our nearly 30 years of signage, sampling, and smiles....

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Warming Up a Ski Tour

Warming Up a Ski Tour

Warmth might not be what you expect to find on a ski slope. And certainly when one attends a Vertical Challengeevent, one can anticipate encountering outdoor temperatures conducive to the ski and snowboard races the tour facilitates.  But while the VC’s...

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VC-schedule-release-2018-19

VC-schedule-release-2018-19

Press ReleaseFREE FAMILY SKI AND SNOWBOARD TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, December 19, 2018 Contact: Heather CliffordVertical Challenge (603) 875-3100Heather.Clifford@ski-vc.com ALTON BAY, NH – December 19, 2018 – New England skiing and...

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