Chili Cookoff and Masters of the Hose Race presented by Bud Light« All Events
A full day of hot chili and even hotter firefighters and snowmakers.March 26, 2017
Traditionally, the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Firefighters' Race combines fiery chili and even hotter firefighters careening down the slopes. But this year, there's a twist. The firefighters' race will now pit hot against cold with the Masters of the Hose Race, which invites snowmakers from around New England to compete against our brave firefighting teams. Then, instead of a restaurant-only competition, anyone can enter the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff to be awarded Best Amateur Chili.
Master of the Hose Race
Slopeside at White Cap, 10AM-12PM
In the first heat, firefighters will take to the slopes in full turnout gear and race down a slalom course in teams of five, carrying a massive firehose. The second heat challenges snowmakers from around New England to do the same, donning their duct-taped gloves and other snowmaking attire and carrying one of Sunday River's own snowmaking hoses. Who will ski the slalom course the fastest: the hotter than hot firefighters or the cool as can be snowmakers? Only time will tell.
Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff
Slopeside at White Cap, 12PM
Join us for the best chili around during the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff. As in year's past, local restaurants will compete to make sure your taste buds sing. A panel of celebrity judges will determine who wins Best Chili, while your vote counts toward the People's Choice. New this year, the amateur division will be open to the public and will be served alongside the chef's delicacies. Each chili sample costs $1, which benefits the Sunday River Community Fund. Be sure to bring your cash!