Saturday, March 19, 2022
Join Us for Our Inaugural Uphill Race!
On March 19, Windham Mountain will hold its inaugural uphill race and backcountry fest, the Windham Wilderness! Join us for an uphill race to earn your turns and sweet swag from participating sponsors. We will be joined by Acadia Mountain Guides for a group tour at 10:00 AM complete with backcountry 101 tips, as well as an avalanche beacon park to test your backcountry skills. You’ll have the chance to learn more from experienced guides about available trips and tours. JuneShine will be giving out swag and samples of their organic hard kombucha, and we’ll have a DJ spinning tunes to keep the pump going. Don’t miss some great prizes from Ski the Whites, Backcountry Babes, and Acadia Mountain Guides.
Event Start: 2:30 PM
On-site registration will be available starting at 10:00 AM
There will be two ascents and descents as part of this race. Competitors will start at the base of Whiteway in a "Le Mans" style start (i.e. sprint on foot to staged, lined up skis) and ascend Whiteway. Competitors will pass the Wheelhouse Lodge, and continue an ascent of the East Peak via Wanderer. Descent will be down Why Not --> Wilbur Park but may be determined day-of based on conditions. Competitors will then transition again in the base area at the bottom of the Jib Tow before ascending a shorter loop via Whiteway before descending What's Next and finishing in the base area. Race course may change based on snow conditions leading up to race day. A few gates will be strategically in place to guide skiers.