February 3rd: We have made the difficult decision to cancel our inaugural Ascutney Outdoors Winterfest this coming Saturday, February 6th.
Mother Nature has not cooperated this Winter, and the conditions on our 'ski hill' are downright disappointing.
The dedication of the Ascutney Rope Tow will still go ahead at 11.30am, and all are welcome.
Thanks everyone for your support and understanding, and we hope to have some fun with you all on the hill in the not too distant future!
Join us for a day of festivities to celebrate a new chapter of recreation and conservation at Mt Ascutney. Come and enjoy some fun outdoor activities, live music by the Davis Brothers, and a community lunch. A special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow will be followed by a conservation celebration, co-hosted by the Trust for Public Land.
Schedule of Events
9:00am-11:00am 'Fatscutney' Fat Bike Race
9:00am-2:00pm Tiki Torch Snow Shoe
11:30am-12:30pm Rope Tow Dedication & Conservation Celebration Ceremony
1:00pm-2:00pm Ski/Ride Race
1:00pm-close S'mores by the fire
1:30pm Raffle Prize drawing
All day: enjoy an opportunity to try fatbiking, snowshoeing and back country skiing courtesy of Outdoor Gear Exchange & Paradise Sports
About the Events
Fatscutney: A Fat Bike race on the amazing Ascutney Trails network. Pre-register online here. Registration on the day opens at 7:00am, and Men's race starts at 9:00am, Women at 9:05am. $45 entry fee includes a post-race lunch and 'swag bag'. All proceeds will benefit Ascutney Outdoors.
Tiki Torch Snowshoe: Enjoy a 1 mile self-guided snowshoe loop on the Ascutney Trails network lit by Tiki Torches. Bring your own snowshoes, or borrow a pair available for loan or demo on the day (limited quantities).
Conservation Celebration & Rope Tow Dedication: The Trust for Public Land will recognize the hard work of the West Windsor community, partners, and the many funders who made this project possible. Mt. Ascutney Outdoors has a special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow to honor some of the founders of the original ski area.
Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch provided by The Maple Kitchen.
Ski and Snowboard Race: A fun, casual downhill race for skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Each run will be casually timed, with a jump and obstacles to challenge each competitor. Prizes will be awarded for fastest run in each category. Registration 9am-12.30pm. Compete in your best vintage ski outfit for a chance to win a fun prize.
S'mores by the fire: Cook your own s'mores on our fire to keep warm and enjoy a sweet treat after lunch.
Raffle: Buy tickets throughout the day to support Ascutney Outdoors, and a chance to win some prizes from generous local sponsors.