March Madness at Birch Hill March 23rd-25th

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when: Mar 23 – Mar 25

where: Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area Building 1172 Fort Wainwright 

 

Things are about to get wild at this year’s March Madness event! Don’t miss out on downhill races, pond jumps, and polar plunges for all ages! Don’t forget to register for the Color Trek & Tube! The deadline to register is March 21. Register at either the PFC or the Melaven Fitness Center.

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 23:

Military Appreciation DayActive Duty Service Members get a full day on the hill while only paying for the 1/2 day lift ticket price.

Tubing Hill: The Tubing Hill will be open from 3-7 p.m. Only 1 session today means extended tubing time!

Saturday, March 24:

Tubing Hill: The Tubing Hill will be open for 2 sessions: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 2-5 p.m.

Rail Jam Contest*: Starting at 2 p.m. Jam the Rail Garden for a 15 minute session during the Rail Jam Contest. Entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded for top contestants.

Slope Style Contest*: Hit the Terrain Park at 4 p.m. and get going on the rails, boxes, and jumps. Entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded for top contestants.

*Must be 8 years of age or older to participate. Participants under 18 years of age must have guardian present. All participants must wear a helmet (supplied free of charge from Birch Hill Equipment Rental).

Sunday, March 25:

Tubing Hill: The Tubing Hill will be open for 2 sessions: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3-6 p.m.

Big Air Contest*: Contest starts at 2 p.m., and the entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded for top contestants.

*Must be 8 years of age or older to participate. Participants under 18 years of age must have guardian present. All participants must wear a helmet (supplied free of charge from Birch Hill Equipment Rental).

Color Trek & Tube:
It’s the Fort Wainwright version of the color run! Get colorful at this year’s Color Trek and Tube. Wear white, and by the time you zoom down the Tubing Hill, you’ll be covered in bright colors! The fun run starts at 2 p.m. Remember to wear white (and make it something you don’t mind getting dirty). Because the finale is zooming down the Tubing Hill, youth must beat least 5 years of age and 40 inches tall to participate in the tubing portion. But all ages are welcome to get doused in color during the run/walk. Register at the PFC or Melaven Fitness Center, registration ends March 21.

Pond Skip*:
Can you make it across the intimidatingly chilly pond on skis or snowboard? All ages are welcome to tempt fate and attempt to make it across the 65+ feet of ice cold open water. The Pond Skip starts at 4 p.m. Afterwards, warm up by the bonfires and roast some marshmallows. Remember to bring towels, spare clothes, and extra snow gear to change into.
*No ski poles are allowed for this event. All participants must wear a helmet (supplied free of charge from Birch Hill Equipment Rental).

Polar Plunge*:
Take the plunge! Starting at 5:30 p.m., jump feet first into the freezing cold water and prove just how “Alaskan” you really can be! All ages are welcome into the chilling pond. Afterwards, warm up by the bonfires and roast some marshmallows. Remember to bring towels, spare clothes, and extra snow gear to change into.
*All participants must wear a helmet (supplied free of charge from Birch Hill Equipment Rental).

 

More information will become available about event details, registration for events, and more. Please stay tuned to the WainwrightMWR Facebook page for updated information.

Cost – March Madness is free for spectators. Entry fees for competitive events vary.

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