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Master of the Mountain
March 14, 2021

Master of the Mountain

  • March 14, 2021
Master of the Mountain

A one-of-a-kind challenge benefitting the River Fund

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    March 14, 2021
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    $50 Registration Fee
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    Registration Info Below

This rally-style ski event is unlike any other challenge in the world. It combines the excitement of downhill skiing with the precision of a timed road rally, all while raising money to support our communities. 

During the Master of the Mountain Challenge, participants are asked to ski to a series of trails on Sunday River’s slopes. This timed event aims for contestants to ski certain trails at a controlled-but-aggressive pace. The goal is to come as close to the pre-determined target time as possible. Target times will be posted on the top of each run, not in advance.

Competitors can choose to race is two categories: Elite and Advanced.

Remember: only one winner will be crowned the Master of the Mountain. Do you have what it takes?

 

About the Challenge

  • The objective is to come as close to the pre-determined target time, which is an aggressive, yet in-control pace. The target times have been determined by our ski patrollers. While the pace is likely to be challenging, it is not designed to be reckless. The one trail you can ski as fast as possible is the giant slalom course on Race Area, where you’ll have to ski both the red and blue dueling courses.

    There will be two categories, Elite and Advanced. Each category will consist of five trails. Check points will be positioned at the start of the designated trails, and near the lift at the base of that trail. There will be no timing between segments or the lift rides. How the participant approaches this challenge is up to them, but they just must complete all segments in a four hour time frame. 

    Register here.

    Liability Waiver here.

    Competitors can use skis and snowboards only, no other equipment will be permitted on-course.

  • The winners will be selected by tallying how close each participant came to the ideal time without being faster than the posted time, plus the fastest race result from the Giant Slalom course. As in enduro racing, there is a greater penalty for being faster than the ideal time than slower. The goal is to reward precision and skill rather than pure speed.

    There will be one overall winner crowned for the Elite and the Advanced Challenges, plus prizes for the top three fundraisers. Awards for the winners will be announced soon.

    The $50 registration fee includes a commemorative patch. $50 lift tickets will be available for non-season passholders. We suggest a fundraising minimum of $150 per competitor, with prizes for assigned fundraising levels.

    Raise more money than the minimum to earn great prizes! Incentive levels to hit are as follows:

    • Level 1: $500, receive 1 lift ticket
    • Level 2: $1,000, receive 2 lift tickets
    • Top Fundraiser will receive a 2021/2022 Sunday River Season Pass!

  • Elite – Participants will ski the most challenging double black diamond trails in the resort. Designed for ages 16+. Segments are as follows:

    • Shock Wave
    • White Heat
    • Agony
    • Top Gun
    • GS Race on Race Arena
  • Advanced – Open to all ages. Participants will ski single black and blue trails. Segments are as follows:

    • Obsession
    • Right Stuff
    • Sunday Punch
    • Ecstasy to South Paw
    • GS Race on Race Arena
  • Schedule of Events: 

    Schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

    Saturday, March 13
    Early Check-in
    Sunday River Competition Center @ Barker Basin | 2:00PM-4:00PM

    Mandatory Pre-Event Meeting
    Online Zoom meeting | 5:00PM

    Zoom Meeting: 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88615324150

    Meeting ID: 886 1532 4150

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    If unable to attend meeting, a recording will be posted and participants will need to watch prior to attending race.

    Sunday, March 14
    Day-of Check-in
    Sunday River Competition Center @ Barker Basin | 7:30-8:30AM

    Mandatory Pre-Event Meeting
    Bottom of Monday Mourning near Timing Building | 8:45AM

    Start of Challenge
    Bottom of Monday Mourning near Timing Building | 9AM

    End of Challenge
    Bottom of Monday Mourning near Timing Building | 1PM

    Awards Ceremony
    Online Zoom Meeting | 4:30PM

    Zoom Meeting: 

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  • The River Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports youth education and recreation initiatives. The tax-deductible entry fee of $50 and the fundraising targets help the River Fund with its causes. The entry also includes a commemorative patch. $50 lift tickets will be available for non-season passholders. We suggest a fundraising minimum of $150 per competitor, but feel free to put in your own target when registering. 

    Raise more money than the minimum to earn great prizes!

    • Ages 16+

      Elite Division

      $50
      per person

      Participants will ski the most challenging double black diamond trails in the resort. $150 suggested fundraising target.

      • Shock Wave
      • White Heat
      • Agony
      • Top Gun
      • Giant Slalom Course on Race Arena
    • All ages

      Advanced Division

      $50
      per person

      Participants will ski single black and blue trails. $150 suggested fundraising target. 

      • Obsession
      • Right Stuff
      • Sunday Punch
      • Ecstasy to South Paw
      • Giant Slalom Course on Race Arena
    • The River Fund

      About Us

      In 2018, The River Fund was founded with the goal of creating educational and recreational opportunities and experiences that can truly change kids’ lives. The River Fund focuses on bringing the all of us who live, work, and play here together to help youth unleash their potential. It’s the strength of this community that can build a better future for youth.

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