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Winter Wild at Shawnee Peak promo video 2017 from Steve Girard/XtremeAerialView on Vimeo.


Winter Wild is an uphill series with a twist, the finish is at the bottom so you get to come back down too.  Grab your skis, grab your snowshoes, or just grab your favorite winter running shoes and join us for some winter fun.  Do you like first tracks?  Most events take place at a public ski area and you get to hit slopes before they open to the public.  What's not to like about that!

2010 Recipient of the Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health Outstanding Achievement Award

2010 & 2017 NH Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

NH’s Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health annually recognizes individuals and organizations in the state of New Hampshire that have significantly contributed toward healthy lifestyles. Winter Wild is a 2010 & 2017 recipient of this distinguished award.

The activity is called “uphilling,” and it’s adding a whole new dimension of fun and purpose to winter recreation.  Uphilling is a hearty winter workout, where participants ascend a ski slope using either snowshoes, skis with climbing “skins,” or running shoes with "microspikes".  You might say it’s an activity that’s people-powered rather than machined-powered.  For the Winter Wild series, participants go down the mountain the same way they went up – those on skis get to slide down the slopes.

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Series Registration:

Race Schedule, Info, & Individual Registrations:

  1. December 17th @ Magic Mountain, VT (Sunday)
  2. January 20th @ Crotched Mountain, NH
  3. February 3rd @ Pats Peak, NH (2 Laps)
  4. February 10th @ Whaleback, NH
  5. February 17th @ Ascutney, VT (Night Event) 
  6. March 3rd @ Gunstock, NH
  7. March 10th @ Waterville Valley, NH
  8. March 11th @ Ragged Mountain, NH
  9. March 17th @ Cannon Mountain, NH (6:30am)
  10. March 24th @ Wachusett Mountain, MA (Spring Fling)