The Vertical Challenge Ski and Snowboard Tour has announced its 2022 schedule, which includes multiple stops across the Northeast.
The Vertical Challenge is a series of free ski and snowboard races open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. The tour offers adaptive categories and also looks to engage its participants in raising funds for the state chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the areas it visits.
“We’re pleased to visit 17 of our favorite resorts across seven states,” said Vertical Challenge owner Heather Clifford. “The protocols we put in place last year helped set us up to hold a complete set of races in 2022.”
Vertical Challenge also announced its national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by The Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Longtime Vertical Challenge contractor-turned-partner Clifford became 100 percent owner of the tour in 2021. She took over for founder Frank Tansey, who remains involved as a consultant.
“We’re excited to get this certification,” Clifford said. “We think it reinforces one of our core values of bringing the fun of winter sports to everyone, no matter their gender, experience, ethnicity, or physical limitations.”
This year’s schedule begins at Mount Southington, Conn. on Jan. 22. The following weeks will see the Vertical Challenge take place at Black Mountain, Cranmore, Berkshire East, Suicide Six, and Nashoba Valley, among others. The finals will be held on April 9 at Jay Peak.
You can find a complete schedule below and online at ski-vc.com.
Mount Southington, CT – Saturday, January 22, 2022
Jiminy Peak, MA – Sunday, January 23, 2022
Lost Valley, ME – Saturday, January 29, 2022
Black Mountain, ME – Sunday, January 30, 2022
Cranmore, NH – Saturday, February 5, 2022
Black Mountain, NH – Sunday, February 6, 2022
McIntyre Ski Area, NH – Saturday, February 12, 2022
Pats Peak, NH – Sunday, February 13, 2022
Nashoba Valley, MA – Saturday, February 26, 2022
Ski Butternut, MA – Sunday, February 27, 2022
Snow Ridge, NY – Saturday, March 5, 2022
Camelback, PA – Sunday, March 6, 2022
Smugglers’ Notch, VT – Saturday, March 12, 2022
Suicide Six, VT – Sunday, March 13, 2022
Berkshire East, MA – Saturday, March 19, 2022
Catamount, MA – Sunday, March 20, 2022
Jay Peak, VT (Finals) – Saturday, April 9, 2022