Your Picks For This Weekend, March 10-12

This weekend, challenge yourself with Peak’s 100-mile snowshoe race. Then, (if you still have legs), head out to explore the backcountry, and top it all off with a VMBA party in Burlington.

10 | VMBA Membership Kick-Off Party, Burlington, Vt. 

Head to SkiRack for an evening of food, brews, raffles, bikes and bikers and while you’re at it, renew your VMBA membership or sign up as a new member.

10, 11 | Peak Snowshoe Ultra, Marathon & Fun Run, Pittsfield, Vt.

Peak Races hosts 10K, half-marathon, marathon and 100-mile snowshoe races on a 6.5-mile loop with 1,200 vertical feet on each lap.

11 | Bolton Valley Split and Surfest, Bolton Valley, Vt. 

Join the Catamount Trail Alliance and Bolton Valley Resort for some backcountry exploring on splitboards and all mountain snowboards. There will be free demos, clinics, games, tours, food and beer on-site.

11 | Relay For Life Nordic Style, Williston, Vt.

In the only winter Relay in the world, teams and participants camp out on the snow for eight hours while taking turns skiing or snowshoeing around the ski trails at Catamount. Live entertainment and food are available all night long.

12 | Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge Series, Bromley, Vt.

Amateur racers take to a dual giant slalom course at Bromley for a chance to advance to the national-level competitions. 

12 | Bread Loaf Citizens Race, Ripton, Vt.

The Rikert Nordic Center hosts their umpteenth running of the 5K cross country race with the traditional loaf of bread for the winner, plus a lollipop race for the kids. Costumes and spandex are highly encouraged.

*Cancelled/Delayed Events:

Cancelled: Mad River Glen’s Triple Crown Mogul Challenge, set for March 11

Cancelled: Stowe Nordic Backcountry Tour, set for March 11

Emma Cotton

Emma moved to the Green Mountain State a year ago, but has felt at home here for 20. Find her exploring the mountains when she's not posted up with a good book.