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Downhill 24 Event Info

What is the Downhill 24?

The Downhill 24 is a ski challenge & fundraiser to benefit WinterKids! Teams of skiers and riders of all ages and abilities clock laps over a 24 hour period while raising funds for WinterKids programs. 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, coffee & snacks, a beer garden, and awesome prizes! Last March, we lit up Sugarloaf offering night skiing for the first time in history while raising an extraordinary $222,000 for WinterKids!

This support will allow WinterKids to help more children develop healthy, lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity. We reached more than 20,000 children this winter and would not be able to achieve that level of success without the help of supporters like you. Thank you! What does this success mean to WinterKids? A lot.

How the Race Works

Night skiing at Sugarloaf? Yes, WinterKids is bringing back portable lights to place along the event trail! How cool is that? We are lighting up one trail starting at dusk! Each team shares one timing chip and while trying 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? Each skier or rider pays only $50 when registering, and then has until 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3 to raise $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!

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

COST:  $2,500 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. Although fundraising is not required for Corporate Teams, we encourage all to set up fundraising pages. We have really cool prizes for top fundraisers and teams!

To sign up your Corporate Sponsored Team, please email Jessica at jgreen@winterkids.org

*Please note: Registering for the WinterKids Downhill 24 will ONLY give you access to the trail we light up during the event. If you wish to use other lifts, you will need to purchase a separate pass from Sugarloaf.

Fundraising

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. Below are Fundraising Tips created by successful fundraisers in the past, and Fundraising Prize items (New this year!). We are here to help you every step of the way!

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 remains the same for all participants, however the fundraising requirement for kids under 12 is $100.

There are many kids activities including, mechanical bull rides, raffle prizes, skiing, and more! 

Kids Prize Categories:

  • Biggest Fundraiser Under 18
  • Youngest Team with the Most Runs

To be announced at the Closing Ceremony Saturday, March 4 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.

Join Us Under The Lights!

WinterKids Downhill 24 at Sugarloaf