Fred Noble Challenge
The Fred Noble Challenge is NEW this year to the Ski to
Defeat ALS. The challenge is designed to capture the fun-loving spirit of Fred
who enters The Fred Noble Challenge will stretch their ski ability on fun and
challenging ski runs throughout the day. Complete 4 challenge runs based on
your ability, and earn your fastest time down a race course. Participants will be split in to male and
female divisions, and grouped by ability: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
for each of the events.
"Make the world a better place for others, and you make the world a better place for yourself." ~ Fred Noble, 1937-2014
How it Works: The Fred Noble
Challenge consists of two elements - the race course and challenge runs. When
you check in you will receive a card telling you the location of your challenge
runs. Challenge runs are based on your
skiing ability and you will receive a raffle ticket for each completed
run. The race course is timed, and the
winner of this element will be based off of your best time on one of two runs
down the course.
Challenge Runs: You will
have all day to complete your challenge runs!
If you are an iPhone user, you can download the Snowledge app to track
your runs. If you do not have an iPhone,
no problem! Just let us know at the end
of the day how many of the challenge runs you completed, and you will receive a
raffle ticket for each completed run.
Race Course: The course,
will be open 10:30am – 2:30pm, and closed for lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. You
can take 2 runs on the course in order to earn your best time. The course will be set on the Stadium chair,
on a blue run. Make sure you have your
bib on and visible before entering the race course. This is how we track your time.
Awards: Raffle tickets will
be pulled for prizes, and a trophy will be awarded for the fastest racer in
each category at the award ceremony at 3:30 in Vertical North.
Q: I’ve never raced before, do
you think I could handle a race course?
A: Absolutely! The course will be set
on a blue run. To get comfortable with
the run, take a run
two down Stadium, prior to entering the course to assure it is within your
Q: How to I determine my ski
up to you to determine- but here is a guideline:
Beginner- This is one of your first times skiing, or
you are relatively new to the sport. You
wedge-style turns, prefer slow
speeds on green runs.
ski green and blue runs with confidence. You are able to link your turns
together. At times, you ski in ungroomed
green and blue terrain.
Advanced -You ski mainly all blue
and black runs with confidence. You do not wedge, and have the ability to ski
fast and in control.
Q: How will you know I
completed my challenge runs?
A: It is up to the honor
system. If you do not have the Snowledge
app, let the volunteers at Vertical North know how many of the challenge runs
Q: What if I fall on my
A: Safety First!
Please ski safe and in control, we do not want you hurting yourself and
if a challenge run is too difficult for your ability, please do not attempt
it. If you fall, get back up! All you need to do is make it to the
bottom. There are no style points!
Q: What if I don’t complete
my challenge runs?
A: No biggie! It’s a challenge so we don’t expect everyone
to do them all. Try the ones you are
comfortable with and see how many you can do.
fun! Remember, you are raising money for
a good cause!