Ski Vermont’s 'Check in to Win' Expands To Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing; Trace Your Ski Days
There are certainly some die hard skiers and riders out there who are dedicated to their one favorite mountain, but if you are looking to expand your tracks and find out what you’ve been missing, check out Ski Vermont’s Check In To Win this winter, now with options for Nordic skiers and snowshoers.
Nearly 16,000 skiers and riders “checked in” with Ski Vermont to win prizes and bragging rights last season. This year they’ve partnered with SnoCru to expand the program to cross country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts.
Alpine skiers and snowboarders participate by downloading the Trace application on their phone to track their days, runs and vertical feet. Nordic skiers and snowshoers will download the SnoCru application to document distance and map their tracks.
“Most people have their home mountain, but what’s special about Vermont is that every mountain is unique. Our goal at Ski Vermont is to get skiers and riders to try them all out. They just might discover a new favorite,” Ski Vermont’s Sarah Wojcik told SnoCountry.com
The grand prizes go to the first skier, snowboarder, and Nordic skier to visit all the applicable resorts, with Rossignol skis and bindings, a Burton snowboard and a Rossignol cross country set up for each respective winner.
There are goodies for those who don’t visit every resort, too. All participants are entered to win prizes each time they explore new resorts and can earn Vermont medals while competing against other skiers and riders in Vermont. Prizes come from Ski Vermont partners like Darn Tough, Rossignol, Burton, anon, Long Trail Brewing, Skida, Vermont Spirits, and more.
The annual Vertical Challenge will resume in 2015-16 as well. The 2014-2015 season winner, Rob Weiss from Albany, New York, logged almost two million vertical feet snowboarding at Killington Resort over an impressive 85 days on the hill.
The Trace app is great for keeping a personal record of your days on snow, but for some people it’s also the social aspect of the app that’s appealing. “The app allows you to share with a community of skiers and riders,” Wojcik told us.
Photos: Top -- Sugarbush is just one of 19 alpine resorts you can check in at for prizes throughout the winter. (Sugarbush); Right -- Check In To Win at Vermont Resorts this winter while tracking your all your mountain time stats. (Ski Vermont)