World Cup snowboarder Myles Silverman recently broke the Guinness World Record for greatest vertical distance snowboarded in 12 hours, a task he accomplished at his home mountain of Sugarloaf, Maine earlier this month.
Silverman, a 24-year-old competitive snowboarder who grew up in Carrabassett Valley, set the record by snowboarding for 12 consecutive hours off Sugarloaf’s SuperQuad chairlift, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The resort ran the lift four-and-a-half additional hours beyond its normal operating schedule to support Silverman’s record attempt on April 18. Silverman completed a total of 56 laps on the SuperQuad over the course of 12 hours, totaling 95,088 vertical feet.
“I think it was probably one of the most fun times I’ve had snowboarding. Like, it brought out a love for snowboarding for me,” Silverman told Maine’s WCSH. “Especially in the morning when I had the sunrise. It was warm out, and [I had] Narrow Gauge to myself. So, I thought that was a super cool thing.”