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The WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf

WinterKids Downhill 24

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We Lit up the 'Loaf and raised $222,000!

We made history! We lit up Sugarloaf, allowing for night skiing for the first time ever, raising $222,000!  Thank you to all of our participants!  Check back here later for information on how to sign up for the 2017 Downhill 24!

Full Results of the 2016 WinterKids Downhill 24

2016 WinterKids Downhill 24 Prize Winners

2016 WinterKids Downhill 24 Photo Gallery

2016 Fundraising Page

Sugarloaf Lights D24 2016

Sponsors of the 4th Annual WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf 

WinterKids Downhill 24 Sponsor Bios

What is the Downhill 24?

The Downhill 24 is a team ski challenge & fundraiser to benefit WinterKids! Teams compete to see who can clock the most runs in 24 hours and who can raise the most money for WinterKids. Skiers can ski as much or as little as they want!  The day is filled with entertainment and food around the clock; live bands, a DJ, mechanical bull, comedy, snacks, dinner, breakfast, a beer garden, and awesome prizes! In the first three years we raised over $165,000 for WinterKids! Wow!

How the Race Works

Night skiing at Sugarloaf? Yes, WinterKids is bringing in portable lights to place along Lower Spillway and Boardwalk! How cool is that? Each team will share one timing chip and try to ski or ride as many runs as possible in 24 hours! Teams can be as small as 1 person or as large as 12. Some teams are really competitive, and they keep at least one person on the mountain at all times. Other teams are there for the fun, and skip racing in the middle of the night in favor of the entertainment (or sleeping). In the end, it’s all about having fun and raising awareness and funds for WinterKids Programs!

TEAM REGISTRATION: A great option for families and friends* 

COST: Would you believe it could be as low as $50?* That’s right: each skier or rider pays only $50 when registering, and then has until 5:00pm on Friday, March 11 to raise another $200 from family, friends, or colleagues using our user-friendly fundraising pages. If you raise at least $200, you get 24 hours of skiing, food, and fun entertainment for only $50! If you fall short of $200, we will charge the difference to your credit card on the deadline.

You don't need to wait for your teammates to sign up!  Choose "Create a Team" and your teammates can select "Join a Team" later!


*NEW THIS YEAR: The option for individual registrations! Can’t pull a team together but still want to participate? No sweat! There is also an option to “Pay in Full” should you choose to pay your registration & fundraising fee upfront with no obligation to fundraise.

CORPORATE SPONSORED TEAM: A great option for businesses that want to support WinterKids*

COST:  $2,000 for a team of 12.** A corporate-sponsored team is a great benefit to offer your employees and offers logo visibility to thousands of WinterKids supporters. We encourage Corporate Teams to set up fundraising pages and we will have a really cool prize for the top fundraising Corporate Team.

To sign up your Corporate Sponsored Team, please email Nancy at

*Please note: Registering for the WinterKids Downhill 24 will ONLY give you access to the Double Runner West lift during the event. The event route follows Lower Spillway to Boardwalk.  Lower Spillway is an intermediate level trail. If you wish to use other lifts, you will need to purchase a separate pass from Sugarloaf.  See trail map for trails serviced by Double Runner West lift.


We have made it really, really easy for you! When you register, your snazzy fundraising page will automatically be created for you on Crowdrise. You can personalize the page with photos and stories, and easily integrate it with social media. You will quickly find that there are many WinterKids supporters, and people are willing to support your 24 hours of skiing! Start early, and you may have a chance to win cool prizes. Last year’s top fundraiser won a new pair of skis, bindings, poles & a helmet! Here are some Fundraising Tips created by successful fundraisers in the past! We are here to help you at all times.

Top Team Fundraisers 2016

  1. Allied Cook Construction - $27,893
  2. Zachau Construction - $22,606
  3. The Powdah 8's - $12,081

Top Individual Fundraisers 2016

  1. Jeff Zachau - $9,480
  2. Dan Cook - $6,560
  3. Derrick Hill - $3,715



Kids at the D24

We encourage kids to join in on the fun! There is no age requirement to join the event. The registration fee and fundraising minimum remains the same for all participants.

 Kids Activities to include:

  • Mechanical Bull Rides
  • L.L.Bean Bootmobile's Boot Toss Game
  • Music Performance by 3D Health Alliance
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Movie Night with Popcorn
  • And More!

Kids Prize Categories*:

  • Youngest Fundraiser (Youngest kid to raise any money)
  • Biggest Fundraiser under 18
  • Youngest Team with the Most Runs

*To be announced at the Closing Ceremony Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 Are there limitations with night skiing?

  • 16 and younger must be off the mountain from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. unless accompanied by an adult.
  • 10 and younger must be off the mountain from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Us Under The Lights!